Reliant Energy, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   March 20, 2009

Reliant Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-16455 76-0655566
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
1000 Main Street, Houston, Texas   77002
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (713) 497-3000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) In this Current Report on Form 8-K (Form 8-K), "Reliant Energy" refers to Reliant Energy, Inc.

On March 20, 2009, Kirbyjon H. Caldwell resigned from the Board of Directors of Reliant Energy. Pastor Caldwell's decision to resign was not the result of any disagreement with Reliant Energy. Pastor Caldwell is expected to be appointed to the board of NRG Energy, Inc. As described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Reliant Energy entered into an agreement in February 2009 to sell its Texas retail business to a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Reliant Energy, Inc.
March 24, 2009   By:   /s/ Thomas C. Livengood
        Name: Thomas C. Livengood
        Title: Senior Vice President and Controller