NRG Energy Services Announces Agreement with Golden Spread Electric Cooperative for Third-Party Operations and Maintenance at Two Electric Generating Stations

NRG now provides safe, efficient operations and maintenance
services for owners of 11 power plants across the United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NRG Energy Services LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG),
has entered into an agreement with Texas-based Golden Spread Electric
Cooperative, Inc. to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services
for two generating stations owned by Golden Spread.

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative is a consumer-owned public utility
with 16 member systems providing service to approximately 287,000
customers located in the Oklahoma Panhandle and an area covering 24
percent of Texas, including the Texas Panhandle, South Plains and
Edwards Plateau Regions.

The two Golden Spread facilities – Mustang, a 958 MW natural gas turbine
plant in Denver City, TX, and Antelope Elk Energy Center, a 744 MW
natural gas facility in Abernathy, TX – will join with nine other
generating stations under the O&M responsibilities of NRG Energy
Services, representing a 9,200 megawatt portfolio. Leveraging the
experience and expertise of NRG, which operates more than one hundred
power plants, NRG Energy Services is able to provide first-rate support
to owners of large and small generating fleets.

“We believe that NRG’s strong industry experience and vast resources
that provide top tier operations to its own large fleet of assets will
provide significant benefit to Golden Spread’s members by bringing the
same experience and resources to our generation assets,” said Jeff
Pippin, vice president of production, Golden Spread. “We look forward to
our future working with NRG, a company that brings national scale and
scope but also the personal customer focus to understand our mission as
an electric cooperative.”

“NRG is honored to begin working with Golden Spread,” said Jim Locher,
president, NRG Energy Services. “We look forward to applying our
extensive experience owning, operating and maintaining power plants to
support the Mustang and Antelope Elk plants to help Golden Spread
achieve their goals for their investment in their facilities.”

NRG Energy Services delivers custom-tailored O&M solutions to companies
that want to match their plants with the expertise of a premier
operating company. NRG Energy Services brings the extensive skills and
experience acquired by supporting the leading integrated power company
in the United States.

In addition to providing O&M services, NRG Energy Services’ broad
technical and engineering expertise and experience allows it to diagnose
and recommend effective solutions for plant-related issues. The
company’s specialized maintenance and repair facilities are designed to
restore major rotating equipment, compressors, pumps, and engines and
get generating units back online safely and efficiently.

About NRG

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the
strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric
generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune
200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations,
reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform
serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity
customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and
implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We
aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering
exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3
million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.
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