NRG Energy Inc.
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NRG Energy is a Fortune 250 wholesale power generation company headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. We own and operate one of the industry's most diverse generation portfolios (including nuclear, wind and solar power) that provides nearly 26,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, or enough to support nearly 21 million homes. NRG’s retail businesses, Reliant Energy and Green Mountain Energy Company, combined serve more than 1.8 million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers.
NRG has taken a leading role on climate change and the power sector’s role in reducing greenhouse gases from the next wave of new power generation while meeting the country’s growing energy needs. NRG supports clean energy resources and technologies critical to our transition to a low carbon society.
In addition to our environmental efforts, we actively contribute to the local communities where NRG employees live and work. In the past five years, NRG Global Giving has provided millions of dollars to organizations and charities that have a direct impact on the lives of the people in our communities, including food banks and those that foster self-sufficiency, improve housing and provide supplemental education to people in need. NRG also has organized special responses for victims of extreme catastrophe, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the southern California wildfires in 2007 and the Haitian earthquake in 2010. Employee donations were tripled to maximize the contributions.
NRG is a past recipient of two of the energy industry’s highest honors—the Platts Industry Leadership and Energy Company of the Year awards. The Company also has been recognized for many of its nationwide “econrg” initiatives, which are targeted toward meeting the challenges of climate change, clean air, and natural resources protection. read more