NRG Energy is an independent power producer with a diverse fleet of generating facilities totaling about 50,000 MW. Nine percent of this energy is renewable, making NRG one of the largest solar developers in California.
As NRG expanded its diverse business portfolio in the Western United States, CEA provided research into the regulatory environment and energy markets in Western states. CEA assisted in a variety of NRG’s business areas, including residential solar, utility-scale renewable, traditional assets, and electric vehicle supply equipment.
CEA’s regulatory support ranged from regional overviews and assessment of high-level trends to in-depth, multi-faceted policy analysis as regulatory proceedings progressed. CEA consultants kept NRG teams apprised of regulatory developments, which helped inform decisionmaking and strategy development in the region.
CEA also assisted NRG in growing and maintaining relationships with business, nonprofit, and governmental stakeholders. CEA’s professional connections and experienced interactions in the environmental sector—most notably in California— facilitated NRG’s development of outreach strategies that engaged key stakeholders early on about critical issues for projects of interest.