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When the Car You Want Is a Rainbow-colored Unicorn

The differences between traditional electric vehicles and hybrids

by Danita Park

The year was 2016, and my combustion engine sedan was going through a mid-life crisis. My car went from being the most reliable to completely unreliable in the span of a year. The fact that my car had recently exited the warranty period was—I was informed—inconsequential. With this mid-life sedan, I had driven less than 5,000 miles and had experienced three different engine failures, each at varying distances from my home.

The Path to One and a Half

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We set big, audacious goals and got to work. With each milestone towards our net-zero goal, we're making a meaningful impact. There is still work to be done, and we look forward to realizing new opportunities on our path to 1.5. Learn more:

New NRG Dewey Prairie Garden Will Provide Fresh Produce to Tackle Food Insecurity

10 acres of reclaimed mine land repurposed to feed local communities
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JEWETT, Texas, May 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Texan by Nature, a conservation nonprofit organization, is joining forces with NRG Energy, a Houston-based energy company, to build the NRG Dewey Prairie Garden, a 10-acre farm located on a fully reclaimed area of the company’s lignite mine. The garden, which is expected to yield up to 10,000 pounds of fresh produce per year for the community in and around Jewett, Texas breaks ground this month on an initial one-acre plot, with planting scheduled for late summer and the first harvest expected this fall.

Weathering the Storm, Together

Staying connected through the crisis

In unprecedented circumstances, our critical priority is remaining engaged and responsive. During Winter Storm Uri, as both our customers and employees were impacted by the cold, we faced a familiar challenge — caring for our own team so they can continue to serve others when they need us most.

We have stood by our fellow Texans through many challenges, including Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Harvey, and COVID-19. We understand that our customers look to us to provide resources, education, and guidance. They expect us to be there.

Driving to an All-Electric Future


By Danita Park

This week, we introduce a new blog series discussing all things electric vehicles (EVs).  I hope you will join me as I explore the macro drivers and micro experiences of converting from an internal combustion engine to an all-electric model.

Keeping The Lights On: How NRG's CEO Mauricio Gutierrez Manages A Workforce Split Between The Field And Their Homes

by Jim Ludema and Amber Johnson

The guiding principal from the outset was very clear. In order to fulfill our purpose and the social contract with our customers, we needed to protect the safety of our workers. If we could do that, we could continue providing this vital resource to the community as a whole.

Can a Clean Electricity Standard Rival the Efficiency of a Carbon Price?

by Travis Kavulla, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NRG Energy

Lots of the best minds in energy are in hyperdrive these days thinking about what a low-carbon grid looks like and how to get there. In a timely contribution to the field, E3 is out today with a major study of that question, as seen through the lens of PJM, one of the largest electricity markets in North America.

An Electric EVening with Sustainable Princeton & NRG

by Hugh E Dillon

In partnership with NRG Energy, Inc. and the Princeton Shopping CenterSustainable Princeton hosted an electric “EVening” of fun and information about energy and how to use it efficiently. With plenty of space to social distance guest test drove an electric vehicle, took an e-bike on a spin, and learn the benefits of going electric, before dining and enjoying live music with friends.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at NRG

Our virtual, yet unified celebration

From September 15 - October 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the wealth of contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American history and culture. And while we continue to practice social distancing for the health and safety of our employees, it has never been more important to remain connected. 

NRG Power Value: Collaboration


Rhonda R., Senior Telecommunications Engineer, IT, is passionate about collaborating with her colleagues, especially in times of change, to ensure they are effectively using technology to achieve their best results.

Transitioning to a work-from-home environment was a major shift for Rhonda and one that she struggled with at first. But, there was a silver lining. She had a chance to help NRG employees find new solutions and adjust to new technology.


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