MGM Resorts International Partners With NRG Solar To Launch Commercial Solar Project

 MGM Resorts International Partners With NRG Solar To Launch Commercial Solar

6.2 megawatt rooftop installation at Mandalay Bay slated to be among the
largest rooftop solar arrays in the world

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, July 2, 2013

LAS VEGAS, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM)
and NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG
Solar, today announced the planned installation of one of the largest rooftop
solar photovoltaic arrays in the world at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention
Center in Las Vegas. The 6.2-megawatt installation will be MGM Resorts' first
commercial solar project in the United States and will generate enough
electricity to power the equivalent of 1,000 homes.


The announcement was made at a news conference in Las Vegas featuring U.S.
Senator Harry Reid and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in advance of
the National Clean Energy Summit 6.0 on August 13, 2013 at Mandalay Bay.

At peak production, the rooftop array is expected to produce nearly 20 percent
of the Mandalay Bay's power demand. This in turn will also lower demand on the
southern Nevada electricity grid at the hottest time of the day, decreasing
the need to import energy from outside the local energy system thus reducing
energy costs for the entire Las Vegas system.

"Integrating environmentally responsible practices throughout our operations
has been a key pillar in MGM Resorts' strategic sustainability plan," said Jim
Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "Partnering with NRG
Solar to install the solar rooftop at Mandalay Bay highlights a major
milestone in our efforts to promote renewable energy and reduce our
consumption of the planet's limited resources."

"MGM's desire to advance environmental stewardship in support of a cleaner
future speaks to the quality of the organization. At the same time, it's an
intelligent business decision. The new 20,000 panel solar rooftop array at
Mandalay Bay will effectively enable the resort to lock in a substantial
component of its energy costs at a very competitive rate," said Tom Doyle,
President and CEO of NRG Solar. "Our expectation is that other corporations
will follow thought-leaders like MGM Resorts to protect our planet."

MGM Resorts chose the Mandalay Bay Resort Conference and Convention Center for
its new solar array due to its large sun-oriented rooftop space, which spans
roughly 20 acres. Once the project, custom designed and developed by NRG
Solar, is completed, Mandalay Bay will buy the energy created by the array
though a power purchase agreement (PPA).

MGM Resorts has made great strides in reducing its natural resource
consumption through its Green Advantage sustainability initiatives. Over the
past five years, the company has reduced its energy intensity by more than
12%, and has also saved a total of more than 2.5 billion gallons of water.

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global
hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio,
MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China
Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the
process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las
Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM
Resorts International, visit the Company's website at

About NRG and NRG Solar

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 500 company, NRG is challenging
the U.S. energy industry by becoming one of the largest developers of solar
power, building the first comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem, 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
Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

NRG Solar LLC, a subsidiary of NRG, has more than 2,000 MW of photovoltaic and
solar thermal projects in operation, under construction or in development
across the southwestern United States. More information is available at

NRG Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain
risks, uncertainties and assumptions and include NRG's expectations regarding
the Company's MGM solar project and forward-looking statements typically can
be identified by the use of words such as "will," "expect," "believe," and
similar terms. Although NRG believes that its expectations are reasonable, it
can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct,
and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among
others, general economic conditions, hazards customary in the power industry,
competition in wholesale power markets, the volatility of energy and fuel
prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in the
wholesale power markets, changes in government regulation of markets and of
environmental emissions, and our ability to achieve the expected benefits and
timing of our electric vehicle projects. NRG undertakes no obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. The foregoing review of factors that
could cause NRG's actual results to differ materially from those contemplated
in the forward-looking statements included in this news release should be
considered in connection with information regarding risks and uncertainties
that may affect NRG's future results included in NRG's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE MGM Resorts International

Contact: Mary Hynes, MGM Resorts International, +1-702-891-1820,; or Media, Jeff Holland, +1-760-710-3828,, or Investors, Chad Plotkin, +1-609-524-4526, or
Andy Davis, +1-609-524-4527, all of NRG
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