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How IoT Is Transforming the Energy Industry

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As the cost of sensors, devices, edge networks, machine learning, and analytics decreases, the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a new industrial paradigm that impacts every industry, energy included. Energy has been evolving in terms of generation and distribution, and the IoT stands to be the most transformational aspect of this brave new world. Here’s how we expect it to affect corporate energy users in the next decade.

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Supporting Women Across the Organization: What We Can Do As Leaders

by Robert Gaudette, SVP, NRG Business Solutions
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For the past two years, I have had the opportunity to speak on a panel at Rice University's Diversity Conference. As the "lone male voice" on the panel, I enjoy the occasion to sit with those on the ground floor of these issues-those that live them every day-and learn. 

Tried-And-True Methods for the C-Suite to Cut Energy Costs

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In a world of diminishing resources, increasingly unpredictable supply chains, and global competition, energy management must become a board-level area of focus. However, HBR research indicates that energy is "often the largest inadequately monitored part of a company’s cost structure."

For many executives, the myriad of ways in which to enact energy savings are too varied and not succinct enough to be actionable. Here, we present four different tried-and-true methods for saving on energy expenditures. 

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Cities Look to 'Zero Waste' Plans, Material Bans to Reach Sustainability Goals

by Katie Pyzyk
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Smart cities’ roads to greater sustainability are long and sometimes difficult to navigate. Successful plans tend to involve pursuing sustainability from a number of fronts simultaneously, which further complicates the issue.

Report: Cities of All Sizes Can Achieve Sustainable Energy Solutions

by Katie Pyzyk
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Countries are scrambling to develop strategies to fight climate change, as a desire to mitigate its effects intensifies around the world.

Q&A with NRG's Amanda Wisinski About #IntroduceAGirlToEngineeringDay

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Meet Amanda Wisinski, she's been with NRG since 2008 bringing electrical engineering expertise to our plant management. 

Q: What is your role at NRG? 

A: Operations Manager and Electrical Engineer at Waukegan Power Plant

Q: Have you always been interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math? 

Growing up I loved math, it is the universal language, 2 apples in the USA is 2 apples in China, there are no hidden meanings behind it, it’s just 2. 

NRG Makes the "A-list" for Water Stewardship

by Dylan Siegler
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NRG has joined the ranks of the CDP Water A-list, announced October 25, affirming our measurable corporate progress toward water stewardship. Only 14 U.S. companies are part of the list, and no other U.S. company in the “utilities” category (in which NRG is found) scored as high.

Introducing Dallas Zoo Lights, a Bright New Holiday Celebration

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The Dallas Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration – Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant. This kicks off a three-year relationship with the electricity and home services provider as the signature sponsor of the Dallas Zoo Lights event.

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant will transform the Dallas Zoo into a winter wonderland with nearly one million twinkling lights that illuminate the night sky throughout the holiday season.

NRG Launches ‘Choose to Give’ Plan Benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital

Customers can create healthier tomorrows for children simply by paying their electric bill.
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NRG today formally unveiled a new partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital as part of its Choose to Give program, which allows NRG customers to support local nonprofits through their electricity plan.

Sourcing Our Fuels Responsibly: From Coffee to Electricity

by Scott Macmurdo
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Today is National Coffee Day, and millions of Americans are kicking off their mornings with the caffeinated beverage that powers our fast-paced lives. Most aren’t thinking about the journey that coffee makes from a farm half a world away to the cup in their hand, but as a sustainability professional, I just can’t help myself. You can call it a blessing—or a curse. 

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