- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas-based electric retailer Reliant Energy and parent company NRG Energy want Reliant Stadium to be renamed NRG Stadium.

The change also would apply to Reliant Park, the complex where the stadium for the NFL’s Houston Texans is situated.

Elizabeth Killinger, president of Houston-based NRG Texas, says NRG plans to request the change Wednesday by the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp, which owns the complex.

NRG has a presence in the Northeast and West, and it says the change would help it create a national brand.

Reliant bought the naming rights to the complex in 2000 for $300 million in a 32-year agreement.

Killinger says NRG plans next month to request permission to install sustainable energy technology at the park, such as electric vehicle chargers and solar panels.

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