Accor North America Selects Reliant Energy

PRNewswire-FirstCall HOUSTON Nov. 13 :

Reliant Energy Solutions has been chosen by Accor North America to supply
energy to its 71 eligible facilities in Texas, saving the hotel chain
approximately 20 percent on its energy costs.

Accor North America, the parent company to Sofitel, Red Roof Inns, Studio
6 and Motel 6 has signed a 3-year contract to purchase over 11 megawatts
of power through Reliant`s unique bundled-rate product.

“Accor was able to realize significant savings by combining these
facilities into one buying block,” explained Jim Ajello, president of
Reliant Energy Solutions. “In addition, our unique bundled-rate product
gives Accor simplified invoicing and allows them to manage their budgeting
cycles with more certainty.”

“It took the better part of a year for us to get comfortable with the
deregulated market in Texas,” said Dan Gilligan, vice president, Utilities
and Administrative Services, Accor North America. “In the end, Reliant
Energy Solutions had the market knowledge and spent the time to find the
right product to fit our business needs.”


Reliant Energy Solutions` national accounts team offers in-depth knowledge
and experience in supplying energy to an impressive list of large national
retail stores, restaurant, grocery and lodging and hospitality industry
About Reliant Energy Solutions
Reliant Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Reliant Resources, Inc. , is a
retail energy company that helps large commercial, industrial and
institutional clients optimize the value of their energy spending by
reducing costs, managing price risks and improving operating efficiencies.

Reliant Resources, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, provides electricity and
energy services to retail and wholesale customers in the U.S. and Europe,
marketing those services under the Reliant Energy brand name. The company
provides a complete suite of energy products and services to approximately
1.7 million electricity customers in Texas ranging from residences and
small businesses to large commercial, industrial and institutional
customers. Reliant also serves large commercial and industrial clients in
the PJM (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland) Interconnection. The company
has approximately 20,000 megawatts of power generation capacity in
operation, under construction or under contract in the U.S. and nearly
3,500 megawatts of power generation in operation in Western Europe. For
more information, visit our web site at .

About Accor North America
Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, Accor North America is a division of
Accor. With 150,000 associates in 140 countries, Accor is the European
leader and one of the world`s largest groups in travel, tourism and
corporate services, with two major international activities:

— Hotels: nearly 4,000 hotels (450,000 rooms) in 90 countries, casinos,
travel agencies, and restaurants;

  — Services to corporate clients and public institutions: 13 million
people in 32 countries use a broad range of services (food vouchers,
people care and services, incentive, loyalty programs, events)
engineered and managed by Accor.