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Some of the most notable changes were at Houston-based companies.
NRG, which is in the midst of a “reset” to cut costs and spin off its financially struggling solar and wind businesses, announced $67 million in net income for the quarter, down from $182 million during the same time last year.
The move by Constellation, which is a subsidiary of Chicago-based Exelon Corp., comes at a time when more power generation companies are expanding their home retail businesses and services. Houston-based Calpine power company is buying Champion Energy Services and NRG Energy already has brands like Reliant and more.
A spinoff of NRG Energy is buying 25 percent interest in the massive new Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in southern California for $285 million.
Construction will begin soon on the first of a series of gas-to-liquids plants under development by an array of Houston-based companies to produce petroleum products from landfill gas.
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.
Officials at NRG Energy Inc. say the power company will reduce its carbon emissions by 50 percent of current levels by 2030.
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.
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.
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.