NRG Energy Employees Generate ‘Volunteer Power’ for NRG Global Giving Day

  NRG Energy Employees Generate ‘Volunteer Power’ for NRG Global Giving Day

     — Community non-profit organizations benefit from a wide variety of
                           philanthropic projects —

Business Wire

PRINCETON, N.J. -- June 9, 2014

More than 1,200 employees of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) recently took a break
from delivering energy to customers and instead contributed energy to their
communities through volunteer projects for the company’s seventh annual NRG
Global Giving Day. Teams of employees signed up to help 74 charities in 13
states, performing a wide variety of tasks and contributing more than 6,300
volunteer hours during the multi-day event.

“Each year, NRG reaffirms its ongoing commitment to making the world a better
place. While our clean energy projects help the environment, we also
demonstrate our commitment to our communities by spending time outside the
office to help improve the neighborhoods where we live and work,” said
Jennifer Brunelle, Director of NRG Global Giving. “We strive to be good
community neighbors by making the greatest positive impact possible on the
lives of those people who need help the most.”

Employees from many of the company’s offices and power plants around the
country performed work that directly benefits organizations that help people
in the community. In addition to the employee volunteer efforts, NRG makes a
financial donation to targeted organizations in association with the event.

NRG operates in three major regional areas across the country: East, Gulf
Coast, and West. Some of the states in which NRG employees volunteered
include:

New Jersey

  *Princeton – Hundreds of employee volunteers from NRG headquarters
    performed various tasks such as organizing and cleaning, bicycle and
    computer reconditioning, gardening and painting for 12 different
    non-profits in Mercer County, including HomeFront, Learning Ally, Dress
    for Success, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and YWCA. Employees also
    partnered with non-profits GRID Alternatives and the Affordable Housing
    Alliance to install solar panels at a home in Eatontown in Monmouth
    County.

Pennsylvania

  *Philadelphia – Employee volunteers from the NRG Northeast Retail team
    picked up litter and performed planting and weeding for the Pennsylvania
    Horticultural Society; sorted and cataloged elementary school library
    books for the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children; and staffed the
    Night Market for The Food Trust.
  *New Florence – Employees from the Conemaugh Station painted doors and
    handrails at the Laurel Valley Senior Citizens Center, and another team of
    volunteers from Seward performed cleaning, painting and mulching at the
    New Florence Recreation Club.

New York

  *Oswego, NY – Employees from the Oswego Station volunteered at Human
    Concerns food pantry and the Salvation Army, sorting and organizing
    non-perishable food items and serving breakfast to program participants.
  *Staten Island – Arthur Kill Station employees rehabilitated a handicapped
    access ramp and performed other repairs and landscaping at the
    headquarters of A Very Special Place, which is still recovering from
    Hurricane Sandy.

Texas

  *Houston – Volunteers from NRG’s Houston headquarters sorted food at the
    Houston Food Bank, wrote notes of encouragement and gratitude for Star of
    Hope and American Red Cross, assembled hurricane preparedness bags for
    Interfaith Ministries, and performed various other tasks for Junior
    Achievement of Southeast Texas and Memorial Hermann.
  *Austin – Volunteers from NRG retail subsidiary Green Mountain Energy
    performed street cleanup and tended a volunteer garden for Keep Austin
    Beautiful and the Trail Foundation.
  *Limestone County – Limestone Station employees split into three teams in
    three adjacent counties to volunteer for projects with Old Fort Parker
    (facility repair and painting), Lone Star Master Gardener (installing an
    irrigation water line to the Veterans Memorial at the Leon County
    Courthouse) and the Freestone County Historical Society and Museum
    (cleaning and archiving historical items).

Louisiana

  *New Roads – NRG’s South Central offices fielded a team of volunteers to
    help the Pointe Coupee Parish Library, Pointe Coupee Parks and Recreation
    Center and H.O.P.E. Ministry Food Bank with planting flower beds,
    painting, filling 400 bags for monthly food distribution, setup work for
    senior citizen event, and painting, landscaping and drywall installation
    to prepare a home for habitation.

Arizona

  *Phoenix – A team of employees from NRG and its Sunora subsidiary
    volunteered at the Phoenix Dream Center to complete extensive facilities
    improvement projects. The team helped open a new residential suite to
    house children transitioning out of foster care, painted the cafeteria and
    laundry room that serves 300 residents, planted flowers and completed
    drywall repairs.

California

  *San Diego – A team of employees from NRG Solar partnered with non-profit
    GRID Alternatives to install solar panels at two low-income homes to lower
    the families’ electricity bills.
  *Carlsbad – NRG’s West Region and Solar headquarters sent a group of
    volunteers to the San Diego Food Bank to sort food donations.
  *Antioch – Employees from the Pittsburg and Marsh Landing Stations
    volunteered at Opportunity Junction, making facility improvements,
    performing an Energy Audit and implementing energy efficiency measures,
    and doing mock interviews and providing feedback for program participants.
  *Oxnard – A team of employees from Ormond Beach and Mandalay Stations
    helped out by painting and gardening at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children
    and Families.

About NRG

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by
delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength
of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A
Fortune 250 company, we create value through reliable and efficient
conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power,
electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric
energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million
residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information
is available at www.nrgenergy.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and
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Contact:

For NRG Energy, Inc.
Karen Cleeve, 609-524-4608
or
David Knox, 832-357-5730
 
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