NRG Keeps Fans Cool at Freedom Over Texas Celebration

  NRG Keeps Fans Cool at Freedom Over Texas Celebration

  Opportunity to Win VIP Concert Experience and Meet Sheryl Crow or Martina
                                   McBride

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- July 2, 2013

Cool escapes and hot prizes from NRG will delight visitors at the Freedom Over
Texas celebration on July 4 at Eleanor Tinsley Park. As this year’s
entertainment sponsor, NRG will give away 100 VIP concert tickets and signed
CDs. In addition, one lucky winner will have a chance to meet the evening’s
performers, Sheryl Crow and Martina McBride.

To enter, visitors can stop by the NRG Cool Zone, located near the event main
stage on Allen Parkway, and have their photo taken at NRG’s Smilebooth. The
random drawing will take place at 6 p.m. Winning fans will occupy a reserved
section with snacks and water, with the extra opportunity to meet the
headlining stars later in the night.

Throughout the celebration, the NRG Cool Zone will help beat the heat with
misting stations, cooling towels, giveaways and games. NRG companies Reliant
and eVgo will display tools they are using to help shape the country’s energy
future, including the eVgo electric car charging solutions, the Nest Learning
Thermostat^TM and smart energy solutions.

“Freedom Over Texas is an opportunity for NRG to share fun and surprises with
our customers and their families,” said Karen Jones, NRG’s chief marketing
officer. “We’ll help the Houston community have a cool Fourth of July they’ll
remember.”

For information about NRG and Freedom Over Texas, visit
http://freedomovertexas.nrgenergy.com.

About NRG Energy

NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. We
deliver cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers, backed by the
nation’s largest independent power generation portfolio of fossil fuel,
nuclear, solar and wind facilities. A Fortune 300 company, NRG is challenging
the U.S. energy industry by becoming the largest developer of solar power,
building the first privately-funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure,
and providing customers with the most advanced smart energy solutions to
better manage their energy use. In addition to 47,000 megawatts of generation
capacity, enough to supply nearly 40 million homes, our retail electricity
providers – Reliant, Green Mountain Energy and Energy Plus – serve more than
two million customers. More information is available at www.nrgenergy.com.
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Contact:

For NRG Energy
Pat Hammond, 713.537.2157
patricia.hammond@nrgenergy.com