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NRG ENERGY, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/01/2018
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Other Factors — A number of other factors significantly influence the level and volatility of prices for energy commodities and related derivative products for NRG's business. These factors include:
seasonal, daily and hourly changes in demand;
extreme peak demands;
available supply resources;
transportation and transmission availability and reliability within and between regions;
location of NRG's generating facilities relative to the location of its load-serving opportunities;
procedures used to maintain the integrity of the physical electricity system during extreme conditions; and
changes in the nature and extent of federal and state regulations.
These factors can affect energy commodity and derivative prices in different ways and to different degrees. These effects may vary throughout the country as a result of regional differences in:
weather conditions;
market liquidity;
capability and reliability of the physical electricity and gas systems;
local transportation systems; and
the nature and extent of electricity deregulation.
Environmental Matters, Regulatory Matters and Legal Proceedings — Details of environmental matters are presented in Item 15 — Note 24, Environmental Matters, to the Consolidated Financial Statements and Item 1 Business, Environmental Matters, section. Details of regulatory matters are presented in Item 15 — Note 23, Regulatory Matters, to the Consolidated Financial Statements and Item 1 Business, Regulatory Matters, section. Details of legal proceedings are presented in Item 15 — Note 22, Commitments and Contingencies, to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Some of this information relates to costs that may be material to the Company's financial results.