Reliant Energy Solutions awarded license to sell power in Washington, D.C.

HOUSTON, March 3, 2004 — The District of Columbia Public Service Commission has granted Reliant Energy Solutions East LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliant Resources Inc., a license to provide electric service to commercial, industrial and institutional clients in Washington, D.C.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this vote of confidence from the District of Columbia Public Service Commission,” said Jim Ajello, president of Reliant Energy Solutions. “Our focus initially will be serving medium to large non-residential customers.

“We believe that competition ensures the lowest possible commodity prices, better service and a variety of innovative products and services,” said Ajello. “We are looking forward to bringing the added value of a competitive marketplace to companies and institutions in the Washington, D.C. area.”

Reliant Energy Solutions East serves commercial and industrial customers, currently totaling over 500 megawatts of load, in New Jersey and Maryland. Reliant Energy Solutions, an affiliate of Reliant Energy Solutions East, serves approximately 33 percent of the industrial and large commercial load in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Reliant Energy Solutions’ headquarters for its East Coast operations is located in Edison, New Jersey.

Reliant Energy Solutions’ parent company, Reliant Resources, owns approximately 5,600 megawatts of power generation assets in the PJM Interconnection.

Reliant Resources, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, provides electricity and energy services to retail and wholesale customers in the U.S., marketing those services under the Reliant Energy brand name.

The company provides a complete suite of energy products and services to more than 1.8 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. For more information, visit our web site at .

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