NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), headquartered in Princeton, New
Jersey, is a wholesale power generation company founded in
1989, which has an ownership interest in 47 power generating
facilities around the world. The diverse portfolio of facilities, are
primarily in the Northeast, South Central and Western regions of
States but, they have locations in Europe, Australia and
operations include baseload, intermediate, peaking, and
cogeneration facilities, thermal energy production and energy
resource recovery facilities. NRG also has ownership interests in
generating facilities in Australia and
David Crane, who holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton
University and a Harvard Law School graduate, is the CEO.
In late 2005, NRG Energy bought Texas-based Texas Genco
from a group of private equity firms
for a price of roughly $5.9 billion.
June 19, 2006 NRG Energy
filed a Letter Of Intent with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
to build two 1358-MWe ABWR at the South Texas
Project site. 
This was the first nuclear plant
license application filed in the United States in 29 years.