NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) is an energy company headquartered in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, near Princeton.
NRG's power plants provide more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity—enough to supply more than 20 million homes. In May 2009, NRG acquired the retail operations of Reliant Energy; NRG's retail services serves 1.6 million customers in Texas. The retail operations continue to operate under the Reliant Energy name, while the remainder of the former Reliant Energy became RRI Energy.
NRG also owns, or has interests in, generating facilities in Europe, Australia and Latin America. The company's operations include baseload, intermediate, peaking, and cogeneration facilities, thermal energy production and energy resource recovery facilities.