Sustainable Operations

Sustainable Operations

We always look for ways to systematically improve environmental performance while ensuring efficiency, reliability and stakeholder value. Focus areas within Sustainable Operations include safety, GHG emissions and carbon utilization, water, industrial waste and biodiversity.

Conventional generation

One of NRG's core businesses is wholesale generation. With approximately 42,000 MW of fossil fuel and nuclear generation capacity at 85 plants as of Dec. 31, 2016, we have one of the largest and most diversified power generation portfolios in the U.S.


By tapping into the sun and harnessing the wind, we provide customers unique and proven sustainable options to power their business operations and personal lives. NRG's renewables business acquires, develops, and operates and maintains utility-scale wind and solar, community solar and distributed solar generation assets. The business also manages and operates NRG Yield's renewable assets.

Our Sustainable Operations goals are:

Achieve top-decile
safety performance

Reduce GHG emissions
50 percent by 2030 and
90 percent by 2050

Reduce water use
40 percent by 2030


Increase recycling rate
of coal combustion
residuals 30 percent
by 2022


For more details, go to the Sustainable Operations section of our 2016 Sustainability Report.

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