NRG Energy, Inc. announced Thursday that the company is consolidating its headquarters in Houston from its current base in West Windsor.
The power company and its subsidiaries generate, sell and deliver power to more than 3.7 million residential and business customers across 10 states.
According to NRG, Texas is already the home to its largest employee and customer bases, and Houston has served as a second headquarters for the company for many years. NRG bought Texas-based company Direct Energy at the start of the year and now has more than 3,000 employees in the greater Houston region and about 4,600 employees total in the U.S.
“Houston has been a second headquarters for NRG for many years, supporting many of our customers and employees. Today, we are officially designating Houston as NRG’s sole Corporate Headquarters, a step that simplifies our operations,” said Mauricio Gutierrez, president and CEO of NRG, in a press statement. “This move has been a part of our strategic plan for some time, and Houston’s commitment to climate goals and the electrification of transportation align with our own goals and strategy. Texas is a great place for business, growing at a rapid pace and attracting diverse talent and industries.”
NRG relocated from Minneapolis to West Windsor in 2005. The company’s headquarters is currently located at 804 Carnegie Center in West Windsor. The company opened the $40 million, 120,500-square-foot headquarters on the south side of Route 1 in 1016. Previously, the company operated out of two buildings totaling 90,000-square-feet in the Carnegie Center on the northbound side of Route 1.
In 2013, NRG was awarded $37.5 million in tax incentives by the state’s Economic Development Authority to move less than a mile across the highway to the new facility on the southbound side.