Reliant Energy donates generator to Energy Institute HS during annual school supply donation event

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Each year, Reliant Energy donates school supplies to HISD schools in August, but this year the company added something extra—a Goal Zero Yeti generator valued at more than $2,000.

The lucky recipients are the students at Energy Institute High School, and they saw a demonstration of the small but powerful generator during their freshman orientation on Aug. 10.

“We’re confident that demonstrating our portable Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium generator will give the event a unique STEM focus,” said NRG Retail Charitable Foundation representative Leanne Schneider. “It will combine the school’s cutting-edge approach with the buzz of renewable energy.” 

The product is a battery-powered generator that can be charged with solar energy and used by Energy’s science and energy instructors.

“One of the things you will be doing here at Energy is project-based learning,” said Principal Lori Lambropoulos. “It is going to revolutionize the way you learn. Working with this type of equipment will help you both now and in the future.”

This year, Reliant Energy is donating school supplies to 4,000 HISD students at 41 schools. The presentation at Energy was the kick-off celebration.