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Game On! NRG and NFL Power Super Bowl LI with Clean, Renewable Energy

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and its subsidiary Reliant, the premier
retail electricity provider in Texas, have teamed up with the NFL to
provide 100% Green-e certified renewable energy to NRG Stadium, site of
Super Bowl LI, and the George R. Brown Convention Center, location of
the NFL Experience and other NFL celebrations in Houston.

“Reducing the environmental impact of our events is something we have
worked toward for more than 20 years,” said Jack Groh, Director of the
NFL Environmental Program. “Using clean energy at our largest events, we
can minimize the climate impact of our activities. This is something
that’s good for business, and good for our fans and the communities
where we live.”

“As the official electricity company of NRG Stadium, we are proud to
support the NFL and Houston by powering the largest U.S. sporting event
with renewable energy certificates together with the onsite efficiency
and renewable energy solutions,” said Bruno Sarda, Vice President,
Sustainability, NRG. “At NRG, we want fans to benefit from sustainable
solutions and together with the NFL, we can demonstrate that even a huge
event like the Super Bowl can significantly reduce its energy usage.”

For a period leading up to, during and following the Big Game, for every
megawatt hour of electricity used to power these events, NRG and Reliant
will purchase and retire one Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) on
behalf of Super Bowl LI. The RECs account for the electricity used at
NRG Stadium and the George R. Brown Convention Center, supporting
renewable energy and the over one hundred thousand fans visiting Houston
to celebrate the Super Bowl.

The NRG family of companies includes Houston-based Reliant, and
collectively NRG’s retail brands are the largest providers of
electricity in Texas. Sustainability solutions at NRG Stadium also
include 65,000 energy-efficient LED field lights, which use 60 percent
less energy than the stadium’s previous lighting system. NRG Stadium is
the sixth professional football facility NRG has upgraded with smart
energy technology. To learn more about NRG’s work with stadiums across
the country, visit: www.nrg.com/sustainability/campaigns/smart-stadiums

Green-e Energy, a program of the Center for Resource Solutions, is a
third-party certification program that guarantees RECs are generated
from new renewable facilities and marketed with transparency and
accuracy. A REC represents the environmental attributes of power
produced from renewable energy projects.

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.

About the NFL Environmental Program

The NFL Environmental program began in 1993 with the goal of reducing
environmental impact in our host communities and leaving a positive,
environmental benefit through our projects and activities. In addition
to sourcing renewable energy, the NFL focuses on solid waste recycling,
donation of prepared food to local shelters and food banks, collecting
leftover materials for donation locally including décor, carpeting,
building materials and office supplies and equipment. The annual Super
Kids Super Sharing project recruits thousands of local school children
who donate their used books, sports equipment and school supplies to
children in need in their own community. In partnership with Verizon and
the local Host Committee, tens of thousands of dollars in matching urban
forestry grants are provided and tens of thousands of pounds of E-waste
are collected and recycled responsibly.

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