SEC Filings

10-K
NRG ENERGY, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 02/29/2016
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Conemaugh and Keystone facilities — The Company operates the Conemaugh and Keystone facilities under five-year agreements that initially expired in December 2015 and were renewed through December 2020 that, subject to certain provisions and notifications, could be terminated annually with one year's notice. The Company is reimbursed by the other owners for the cost of direct services provided to the Conemaugh and Keystone facilities. Additionally, the Company received fees of $11 million during 2015, $10 million in 2014, and $10 million in 2013.
Note 22 — Commitments and Contingencies
Operating Lease Commitments
Powerton and Joliet Leases
The Company leases 100% interests in the Powerton facility and Unit 7 and Unit 8 of the Joliet facility through 2034 and 2030, respectively, through its indirect subsidiary, Midwest Generation, LLC. The Company accounts for these leases as operating leases and records lease expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. As further described in Note 3, Business Acquisitions and Dispositions, in connection with the acquisition of EME, the Company recorded the out-of-market value as a liability in out-of-market contracts of $159 million. The liability will be amortized through rent expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. The Company expects to record lease expense, net of amortization of the out-of-market liability, of approximately $14 million per year through the term of the lease.
Future minimum lease commitments under the Powerton and Joliet operating leases for the years ending after December 31, 2015, are as follows:
Period
(In millions)
2016
$
26

2017
1

2018
1

2019
1

2020
1

Thereafter
237

Total
$
267

GenOn Mid-Atlantic Leases
The Company leases 100% interests in the Dickerson and Morgantown coal generation units and associated property through 2029 and 2034, respectively, through its indirect subsidiary, GenOn MidAtlantic, LLC. The Company accounts for these leases as operating leases and records lease expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. In connection with the acquisition of GenOn, the Company recorded the out-of-market value as a liability in out-of-market contracts of $604 million. The liability is being amortized through rent expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. The Company expects to record lease expense, net of amortization of the out-of-market liability, of approximately $43 million per year through the term of the lease.
Future minimum lease commitments under the GenOn Mid-Atlantic operating leases for the years ending after December 31, 2015, are as follows:
Period
(In millions)
2016
$
150

2017
144

2018
105

2019
139

2020
105

Thereafter
442

Total
$
1,085


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