Tag Archives: NRG Energy

Walgreens (WAG) To Roll Out Aerovironment (AVAV) Electric Car Charging Stations In Houston

With the electric car revolution ramping up next year, comes a need for charging stations in convenient locations such as grocery stores.  It was recently announced that Walgreen’s (WAG) will be one of the first large retail chains to offer that convenience by adding EV charging stations next year.  In a partnership with NRG Energy (NRG), the company will provide 18 fast charge EV stations made by Aerovironment (AVAV) around the Houston area.  For a … Read the rest

NRG Energy (NRG) Offers Electric Car Charging Plan To Texas Customers

NRG Energy just announced that it plans to offer an unlimited electric car charging plan to its Texas customers. Starting next year, Houston residents will be able to sign up for the plan, which will cost $60-80 per month and allow unlimited charging at home and at charging stations throughout the city.  It also includes the cost of leasing a home charging station and emergency charging for drivers who get stranded.

By the middle of … Read the rest

NRG Energy (NRG) Purchases 450 MW Of Solar Development Projects From ArcLight

ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC just announced that it has sold 450 MW worth of solar development projects to NRG Energy via its portfolio company , US Solar Ventures Holdings, LLC.

In a press release, Bob Mooney and Bob Looper, 2 principals at US Solar, commented on the sale:

“The sale to NRG, an established leader in the independent power sector, will facilitate the commercial advancement of these projects,” according to Bob Mooney, principal at US … Read the rest

Reliant Energy (NRG) Receives $20 Million DOE Grant For Smart Energy

Reliant Energy, owned by NRG Energy, just announced that it has received a $20 million grant from the Department of Energy under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The grant will help Reliant roll out more smart energy options to consumers to help them control their energy use.

In a press release, David Crane, NRG Energy, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the grant:

“We are grateful the DOE recognizes the value of … Read the rest

NRG Energy (NRG) To Acquire Texas Wind Farm

NRG Energy just announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the South Trent wind farm, a 101 MW wind farm located near Sweetwater, Texas.  Once the  Public Utility Commission of Texas approves the purchase, the wind farm will become the fourth onshore plant that NRG owns.  All of the power produced will be purchased by AEP Energy Partners under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

In a press release, David Crane, … Read the rest

NRG Energy’s (NRG) New Wind Farm Now Producing Power

NRG Energy just announced that the new Langford Wind Farm in San Angelo, Texas has begun to purchase power commercially. The 150 MW windfarm, developed by NRG subsidiary Padoma Power, is expected to produce enough energy each year to power more than 100,000 homes. All power will be sold into the ERCOT system.

In a company press release, David Crane, President and CEO of NRG Energy, commented on the news:

“The Langford Wind Power Project … Read the rest

First Solar (FSLR) Sells Blythe, CA Plant To NRG Energy (NRG)

First Solar just announced that it has sold its Blythe, California plant to NRG Energy. The energy produced by the 21 MW plant, California’s first and largest utility-scale PV project, will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 20-year purchase agreement. The plant is expected to generate 45,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, and will  create a reduction in co2 emissions equal to taking 2,200 cars off the road.

First Solar will continue to provide … Read the rest

Bluewater Wind Purchased By NRG Energy (NRG)

NRG Energy just announced that it has acquired Bluewater Wind, which has several offshore wind projects in its pipeline along with a 25-year, 200MW power purchase agreement with Delmarva Power and Light in Delaware. According to NRG, Bluewater’s employees will keep their jobs and continue to work from their current location in Hoboken, New Jersey.

in a press release, NRG’s president and CEO, David Crane, commented on the purchase:

“As public policy trends toward … Read the rest

NRG Energy (NRG) To Evaluate Biomass Crops At Louisiana Plant

NRG  has started to evaluate two biomass crops, switchgrass and high-biomass sorghum at its Big Cajun II plant in Louisiana. The tests are part of an effort to reduce the plant’s carbon footprint by burning less coal. The crops being grown are improved varieties of switchgrass and sorghum designed to grow well in Louisiana’s climate, and are provided by Ceres, Inc.

The first stage of the project consists merely of planting the crops, allowing them … Read the rest

NRG Energy (NRG) To Construct 10MW Solar Project For The City Of Houston

NRG Energy just announced that it has been chosen by the city of Houston to build and operate a 10 MW solar power installation, according to Reuters. The project will be constructed at NRG’s Wharton Generating Station using  First Solar’s PV modules.

The City of Houston has agreed to buy the power produced by the solar installation as well as from NRG’s conventional power plant under a fixed-price, 25 year contract. The price starts … Read the rest