NRG's 2017 Carbon Emissions Performance

NRG's 2017 Carbon Emissions Performance

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Sustainable Operations is one of the dimensions of our business strategy focused on improving environmental and community outcomes from activities at NRG’s generating assets. We are working to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from generation assets, and in the process, reducing our water use and waste generation to ensure productivity and value for our stakeholders. Sustainable Operations include safety, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon capture, utilization and storage, other air emissions, water, by-products and biodiversity.

As we safely provide cleaner power, we improve the impacts of our operations on our workers, communities and the environment. Additionally, we create opportunities to reduce our reliance on water to cool our plants and optimize the handling of the by-products those plants produce. This helps us realize cost savings while improving the ecosystems where we operate.

We aim to be an environmental leader in our industry, and work to minimize the negative impacts of conventional generation by investing in environmental controls, repowering our fleet with lower carbon fuels and meeting or surpassing emissions requirements. 

Our GHG-reduction goals reflect our commitment to reducing the negative impacts of electricity generation from fossil fuels on communities and the environment. In addition to improvements made at our conventional Sustainable Operations is one of the dimensions of our business strategy focused on improving environmental and community outcomes from activities at NRG’s generating assets. We are working to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from generation assets, and in the process, reducing our water use and waste generation to ensure productivity and value for our stakeholders. Sustainable Operations include safety, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon capture, utilization and storage, other air emissions, water, by-products and biodiversity. power plants, safely providing cleaner power also means supporting the rise of intermittent renewable energy resources with flexible, fast-ramping natural gas plants as well as battery storage and offering customers controllable demand solutions.

Conventional generation

An important part of NRG’s business is wholesale power generation, and we have one of the largest power generation portfolios in the U.S., with approximately 28,000 MW of fossil fuel and nuclear generation capacity at 51 plants as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Additionally, less than 25 percent of our consolidated operating revenues were derived from coal-fired operating assets.

Learn more about NRG's Carbon Emissions Goals in the 2017 Sustainability Report

 

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