NRG Energy to Offer Demand Response Capability Through Acquisition of Energy Curtailment Specialists

  NRG Energy to Offer Demand Response Capability Through Acquisition of Energy
  Curtailment Specialists

            Expands customer options for retail electricity needs

Business Wire

PRINCETON, N.J. -- August 22, 2013

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has acquired Energy Curtailment Specialists (ECS),
one of the largest, private demand response providers in North America. ECS
offers business customers ways to contribute to energy load reduction during
times of peak demand. Energy Curtailment Specialists currently manages more
than 2,000 megawatts of demand response across the country for over 5,000
customers.

“NRG has been on the forefront of giving customers greater choice in how their
power is made,” said Jim Steffes, President NRG Retail Northeast. “Acquiring
Energy Curtailment Specialists’ demand response and other solutions allows us
to continue this leadership by enhancing our ability to help our customers
reduce their electricity demand when that reduction is critical to maintaining
the electrical grid and to do so in a way that improves their bottom line.”

“Combining the demand response services that Energy Curtailment Specialists
delivers with the strength of NRG Energy and their ongoing efforts to give
electricity customers more and smarter energy choices is a natural fit,” said
Jim Korczykowski, who will continue to serve as President of Energy
Curtailment Specialists, within the NRG Energy organization. “Together, we are
in a tremendous position to better meet our customers’ ever-evolving energy
needs.”

Energy Curtailment Specialists’ headquarters will remain in the Buffalo, NY
area.

Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

About NRG

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 46,000 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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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 anticipated benefits of the acquisition of Energy Curtailment Specialists.
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 and retail
power markets, the volatility of energy and fuel prices, failure of customers
to perform under contracts, changes in the wholesale power and retail markets,
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