Washington, DC 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

      Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 11, 2003

                             RELIANT RESOURCES, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

          DELAWARE                        1-16455                76-0655566
(State or Other Jurisdiction     (Commission File Number)       (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)                                      Identification No.)

               1111 LOUISIANA STREET
                  HOUSTON, TEXAS                            77002
     (Address of Principal Executive Offices)            (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 497-3000


In this Form 8-K, and in the Exhibit included as part of the Form 8-K, "Reliant
Resources" or "Reliant" refers to Reliant Resources, Inc., and "we," "us" and
"our" refer to Reliant Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless we specify
or the context indicates otherwise.



On September 11, 2003, the Dutch competition authority (NMa) issued a press
release regarding the outcome of its first phase review of the proposed
acquisition of our European energy operations by n.v. Nuon (Nuon), a
Netherlands-based electricity distribution company.

In its press release, the NMa informed the parties that a second phase
investigation of the proposed acquisition would be required in light of the
possibility of a negative impact on competition in the Dutch electricity market
caused by increased concentration in the electricity production sector following
the acquisition.

The NMa noted that Nuon had submitted proposals intended to address the NMa's
concerns and that, as part of the second phase review, the NMa would examine
these proposals in detail. The NMa further noted that, if the proposals appear
to be effective, the duration of the second phase could be shortened.

On September 16, 2003, the parties submitted to the NMa a "license application"
as required under the Dutch Competition Act to initiate the second phase review.
Under the Dutch regulatory system, the NMa has a maximum of 13 weeks in which to
reach a decision on the license application. Assuming no interruption in the
second phase review period, the deadline for the NMa to reach a decision on the
transaction is December 16, 2003.

During the second phase review, the NMa typically undertakes a more in-depth
investigation of the impact of the proposed acquisition. The NMa can request
additional information or ask additional questions of Reliant and Nuon. While
requests or questions are outstanding, the 13-week phase second period is
interrupted. In certain circumstances, the NMa also has the right to initiate
hearings regarding the proposed acquisition or solicit third-party comments
regarding any proposed condition to its approval of an acquisition.

Any final decision of the NMa would be subject to appeal through the Dutch
courts or, in cases of extraordinary reasons of public interest, by application
to the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands.

On September 25, 2003, the NMa released for publication a formal order outlining
the basis for the second phase review. For additional information, reference is
made to the unofficial English translation of the NMa's order filed as Exhibit
99.2 to the Form 8-K.


Reliant and Nuon are engaged in ongoing discussions with the NMa to address the
concerns identified in its order. These discussions are centered on various
proposals submitted by Nuon to the NMa regarding possible post-closing
conditions to the NMa's approval of the acquisition. Under the Dutch Competition
Act, conditions to regulatory approval by the NMa may include structural
undertakings (e.g., a post-closing commitments by the purchaser to divest
specified assets) and/or behavioral undertakings (e.g., post-closing commitments
by the purchaser with respect to the operation of the acquired assets). Based on
our understanding of applicable regulatory precedents and the status of the
NMa's investigation, and subject to the outcome of the ongoing discussions among
the parties with the NMa, we continue to believe that NMa approval and closing
should occur prior to the end of 2003.

Under our Share Purchase Agreement and related agreements (Share Purchase
Agreement), Nuon has agreed to use its best efforts to obtain NMa regulatory
approval, including, where required to do so, to make or agree to any proposal
or action and comply with all requirements of the NMa, including divestitures or
any other commitment, undertakings or conditions, unless such would have a
material adverse effect (as defined) on Nuon or the companies comprising our
European energy operations.

As defined in our Share Purchase Agreement, a "material adverse effect"
generally means "any change, circumstance, event or effect that individually or
jointly is materially adverse to the business, assets, condition, or results of
operations of" Nuon, the companies comprising our European energy operations or
any of their affiliates and their respective businesses "that individually or
jointly result in an economic loss to" Nuon, the companies comprising our
European energy operations or any of their affiliates "equal to or in excess of
an aggregate amount of one hundred million Euros (EUR 100,000,000)."

If a material adverse effect were deemed to exist, Nuon would be entitled, but
not obligated, to consummate the transaction on the terms provided in the Share
Purchase Agreement. The Share Purchase Agreement contains a provision allowing
each of the parties to terminate the proposed acquisition if regulatory approval
is not received on or prior to November 28, 2003.

While we continue to believe that the sale of our European operations to Nuon
will be consummated, given the uncertainties inherent in any regulatory process,
we can provide no assurance (a) that the transaction will be approved by the
NMa, (b) that such approval can be obtained in a timely manner or (c) that the
terms and conditions under which such approval are granted will not be deemed by
Nuon to result in a material adverse effect (as defined under the Share Purchase

To address the possibility of an extended delay in the consummation of the
proposed sale of our European energy operations, or a possible termination of
our Share Purchase Agreement with Nuon due to failure to receive timely NMa
approval, we are preparing for discussions with our lenders regarding possible
extensions of the maturity dates of the credit facilities associated with

our European energy operations, as described below. For purposes of this Report
on Form 8-K, we have calculated United States dollar amounts assuming a foreign
currency exchange rate of 1.1288 U.S. dollars to the Euro, which was the
exchange rate in effect at September 19, 2003.

Reliant Energy Capital (Europe), Inc. (RECE), a subsidiary of Reliant Resources,
is a borrower under a Euro 600 million (approximately $677 million) term loan
facility (RECE Facility) originally entered into in connection with the
acquisition of our European energy operations. Under its terms, the RECE
Facility will mature on the earlier of (a) completion of the sale to Nuon or (b)
December 31, 2003.

Reliant Energy Power Generation Benelux B.V. (REPGB), the principal operating
subsidiary of our European energy operations, is a borrower under two credit
facilities: (a) a Euro 150 million (approximately $169 million) revolving credit
facility (REPGB Revolver) and (b) a letter of credit facility for $400 million
(REPGB Letter of Credit Facility). The REPGB Revolver will mature on December
31, 2003, and the REPGB Letter of Credit Facility will mature on January 5,

For additional information regarding the terms and conditions of these credit
facilities (all of which are non-recourse to Reliant Resources), as well as
information regarding the sale transaction, reference is made to Note 18 to our
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2003. As in the
case of any financing, there can be no assurance that efforts to extend the
maturity dates will be successful or that we can extend the facilities under
terms commercially acceptable to us. For example, as a condition to any
extension of the maturity dates of these facilities, it is possible that the
lenders may require different terms and conditions, including a possible
increase in interest rates or fees.


When we make statements containing projections about our revenues, income,
earnings and other financial items, our plans and objectives for the future,
future economic performance, transactions for the sale of parts of our
operations and financings related thereto, when we make statements containing
any other projections or estimates about our assumptions relating to these types
of statements, we are making "forward-looking statements." These statements
usually relate to future events and anticipated revenues, earnings, business
strategies, competitive position or other aspects of our operations or operating
results. In many cases you can identify forward-looking statements by
terminology such as "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "continue," "could,"
"intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should," "will," "expect,"
"objective," "projection," "forecast," "goal," "guidance," "outlook" and other
similar words. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the
statements are not forward-looking. Although we believe that the expectations
and the underlying assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are
reasonable, there can be no assurance that these expectations will prove to be
correct. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or
events. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual
results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking

In addition to the matters described in this report and the exhibits attached
hereto, the following are some of the factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking

     o    Changes in laws and regulations, including deregulation, re-regulation
          and restructuring of the electric utility industry, changes in or
          application of environmental and other laws and regulations to which
          we are subject, and changes in or application of laws or regulations
          applicable to other aspects of our business, such as hedging

     o    The outcome of pending lawsuits, governmental proceedings and

     o    The effects of competition, including the extent and timing of the
          entry of additional competitors in our markets;

     o    Liquidity concerns in our markets;

     o    Our pursuit of potential business strategies;

     o    The timing and extent of changes in commodity prices and interest

     o    The availability of adequate supplies of fuel, water, and associated
          transportation necessary to operate our portfolio of generation

     o    Weather variations and other natural phenomena, which can affect the
          demand for power from or our ability to produce power at our
          generating facilities;

     o    Financial market conditions and our access to capital, including
          availability of funds in the capital markets for merchant generation

     o    The creditworthiness or bankruptcy or other financial distress of our

     o    Actions by rating agencies with respect to us or our competitors;

     o    Acts of terrorism or war;

     o    The availability and price of insurance;

     o    Political, legal, regulatory and economic conditions and developments;

     o    The successful operation of deregulating power markets; the
          reliability of the systems, procedures and other infrastructure
          necessary to operate our retail electric business, including the
          systems owned and operated by the independent system operator in

     o    The resolution of the refusal by certain California market
          participants to pay our receivables balances and the resolution of the
          refund methodologies; and

     o    The outcome of regulatory approval processes relating to the pending
          sale of our European energy operations (including the impact of these
          processes under the terms and conditions of the Share Purchase
          Agreement relating to the disposition of these operations) and the
          consequences of a significant delay in the consummation of, or the
          termination of, the Share Purchase Agreement relating to these

Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular
statement and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events
or otherwise.


          (c)  Exhibits.

               99.1     Unofficial English translation of press release of NMa
                        dated September 11, 2003

               99.2     Unofficial English translation of decision released
                        September 25, 2003, of the director-general of NMa
                        within the meaning of article 37, first paragraph, of
                        the Dutch Competition Act.

               99.3     Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 28, 2003,
                        among Reliant Energy Europe Inc., Reliant Energy
                        Wholesale (Europe) Holdings B. V., n.v. Nuon and Reliant
                        Resources, Inc.

               99.4     Results of Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security
                        Holders at Annual Meeting on June.


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 RESOURCES, INC.

Date: September 25, 2003            By:       /s/ Thomas C. Livengood
                                                  Thomas C. Livengood
                                                  Vice President and

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Number      Exhibit Description
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99.1        Unofficial English translation of press release of NMa dated
            September 11, 2003

99.2        Unofficial English translation of decision released on September
            25, 2003, of the director-general of the NMa within the meaning of
            article 37, first paragraph, of the Dutch Competition Act.

99.3        Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 28, 2003, among
            Reliant Energy Europe Inc., Reliant Energy Wholesale (Europe)
            Holdings B. V., n.v. Nuon and Reliant Resources, Inc.

99.4        Results of Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders for
            the Quarterly Period.