NRG Energy to Offer Demand Response Capability

PRINCETON, NJ; August 22, 2013 ¾NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) has acquired Energy Curtailment Specialists (ECS), one of the largest, private demand response providers in North America. ECS offers business customers ways to contribute to energy load reduction during times of peak demand.  Energy Curtailment Specialists currently manages more than 2,000 megawatts of demand response across the country for over 5,000 customers. 

“NRG has been on the forefront of giving customers greater choice in how their power is made,” said Jim Steffes, President NRG Retail Northeast. “Acquiring Energy Curtailment Specialists’ demand response and other solutions allows us to continue this leadership by enhancing our ability to help our customers reduce their electricity demand when that reduction is critical to maintaining the electrical grid and to do so in a way that improves their bottom line.” 

“Combining the demand response services that Energy Curtailment Specialists delivers with the strength of NRG Energy and their ongoing efforts to give electricity customers more and smarter energy choices is a natural fit,” said Jim Korczykowski, who will continue to serve as President of Energy Curtailment Specialists, within the NRG Energy organization. “Together, we are in a tremendous position to better meet our customers’ ever-evolving energy needs.” 

Energy Curtailment Specialists’ headquarters will remain in the Buffalo, NY area. 

Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.