Tag: NRG Energy

NRG, Calpine challenge Houston transmission project in new lawsuit

A pair of Houston-based power generators allege in a lawsuit filed this week in state court that a new transmission line planned for the Houston area is expensive and unnecessary.  More »

NRG reports $119 million in fourth quarter profits

The company, which both generates power and supplies it to retail customers, also saw its net income for 2014 rise to $134 million, up from a $386 million loss in 2013.  More »

Texans who don’t use enough power hit with penalty fees

Many Texans receive penalty fees on their electric bills for not using enough power.  More »

Public Utility Commission ruling allows transmission line to move forward

Houston-based CenterPoint Energy had argued the 130-mile line was critical to ensuring the long-term access to reliable electricity in the Houston region.  More »

Veteran lobbyist to lead to lead new NRG Home business

NRG Energy has tapped veteran Washington lobbyist Steve McBee to lead its newly-created NRG Home division.  More »

Cool temperatures cut into NRG’s 2014 results, as the company bets on home solar

In a call Wednesday, executives at NRG Energy discussed third-quarter results held back by a cool summer before offering a very hot projection for growth in the company’s home solar business.  More »

Lawyers to debate $590 million Houston transmission project

State regulators could decide as soon as next month whether a proposed $590 million transmission line to the Houston area will be allowed to move forward.  More »

Houston nonprofit banking on solar

Officials at the nonprofit say the savings from going solar will be redirected back into its mission.  More »

Texas power grid has first rotating outages since 2011

The state’s power grid experienced rotating outages for the first time since 2011 late Wednesday afternoon after a pair of power plants went offline.  More »

NRG reports $97 million loss as it outlines reorganization

NRG Energy Inc. suffered a $97 million in the second quarter, the company reported Thursday as it outlined plans to reorganize.  More »

NRG affiliate buys country’s largest wind farm

A company affiliated with NRG Energy Inc. will spend $870 million to buy the country’s largest wind farm, it announced Wednesday.  More »

Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows (photos)

A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry.  More »

NRG offers free charging for some electric cars

Buyers of some electric cars will have an added incentive starting this year: Free charging for a year.  More »

Houston Auto Show electrifies some before they know it (photos)

As car enthusiasts streamed past sparkling SUVs and sleek coupes at the Houston Auto Show on Wednesday, some found themselves sitting in electric cars without even knowing it.  More »

NRG Energy to buy bankrupt Edison Mission Energy

NRG Energy Inc., the largest independent U.S. electricity producer, agreed to buy most of the assets of Edison International’s bankrupt Edison Mission Energy for $2.64 billion to expand its coal and wind holdings.  More »
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