NRG Energy helps green the nation by investing $350M in Green Mountain

NRG Energy acquires Green Mountain in order to help grow the nation's clean energy, win-win for both companies and environment.


NRG Energy finalizes its $350 million acquisition of Green Mountain Company, the top competitive retail provider of clean energy products and services in the nation.

"Green Mountain, as the preeminent national retailer of green energy products and services, is a great complement to NRG's fast-growing solar and wind portfolio," said David Crane, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer.

"This combination enables us to match green wholesale and green retail in order to meet the American public's growing demand for a fully sustainable alternative energy supplier."

The partnership between NRG and Green Mountain will allow for the expansion of Green Mountain's green products and services, as well as speed up the pace of its expansion into ideal markets and market segments.

Green Mountain will continue operating as a single business within NRG and will continue committing to customers to make positive changes for the environment.

"This acquisition is a win-win for Green Mountain, our customers, employees and shareholders," said Paul Thomas, CEO of Green Mountain Energy Company. "It enables us to continue pursuing our mission to change the way power is made even more rapidly."

Green Mountain was ranked number one in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Business Retail Electric Provider Satisfaction Study. Green Mountain, based out of Austin, Texas, services both residential and commercial clientele main throughout Texas and New York.

Green products and services are also delivered to select utilities, including Portland General Electric. The company was also ranked as the number one green utility program by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Featured Product

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.