NRG Energy Services Adds Turbine Expertise, Flexible Workforce to Offer More Choices to Customers

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NRG Energy Services Adds Turbine Expertise, Flexible Workforce to Offer More Choices to Customers

September 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM EDT

Now offering union and non-union field service expertise to meet any need in any work environment

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2014-- NRG Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), is strengthening its portfolio of customizable, site-specific plant services available to plant owners and operators by adding the Turbine Services Group, a non-union workforce to complement the existing pool of represented maintenance personnel. This group possesses extensive expertise in fast-response, on-site maintenance and repair of gas and steam turbines.

“Our Turbine Services Group increases the expertise, flexibility and capability we bring to our customers to address any turbine issue,” said Don Poe, President of NRG Energy Services. “Our goal is to give plant owners and operators across the nation the same quality and confidence in their operations and maintenance that we have brought to NRG for many years. Between skilled technologists to address a plant outage to the seasoned managers who plan, schedule and oversee complex maintenance projects, we’re stepping up our ability to meet and exceed the customer’s expectations and boost plant performance.”

The team that makes up the Turbine Service Group is headed by turbine expert Darron Pruitt. The group specializes in the disassembly, inspection and repair of the entire line of GE gas turbines, particularly the FA & EA models and also has extensive experience with Siemens Westinghouse 501 series gas turbines, along with small to medium sized steam turbines.

“This team has worked together for more than a decade and collectively has over 250 man-years of experience building GE turbines in South Carolina and maintaining turbines across the nation. We take pride in our teamwork that has created a proven record of success in the service we provide as well as the partnership we form with the customer,” said Pruitt. “Combining our turbine expertise with the extensive capabilities of NRG Energy Services creates a one-stop shop for all plant maintenance needs.”

NRG Energy Services takes an owner’s perspective to delivering services that meet specific plant challenges at competitive rates, giving owners more low-cost options to reduce downtime and increase operational availability.

“With a team of nearly 90 experienced subject-matter experts, we can provide 24/7 technical support for all plant services from gas and steam turbines to boilers and control equipment,” added Poe. “We provide expertise in quality control processes, project management, bid specifications, planning and scheduling that can keep plants operating smoothly and efficiently while keeping costs to a minimum when possible.”

NRG Energy Services operates four geographically dispersed regional facilities in Texas, Louisiana, Maryland and Pennsylvania that offer customized, highly responsive services to provide a complete range of maintenance options for all types of plant equipment.

Services provided by NRG Energy Services include:

  • Turnkey Field & Outage Services
  • Gas Turbine Parts Supply Services
  • Rotor Life Management Program
  • Major Maintenance Services
  • Fixed Price Contracts
  • Outage Planning and Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management Program

“Just as important as what we offer is the safe practices we bring with us and the support we can offer in implementing comprehensive safety and health-management programs,” said Poe.

About NRG Energy Services

NRG Energy Services LLC delivers customized operations and maintenance (O&M) solutions to help plant owners achieve exceptional operational performance and system reliability. From simple cycle to combined heat and power facilities, wind turbines, photovoltaic solar and solar thermal projects, our diverse expertise delivers industry-leading results. NRG Energy Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, a company leading a customer-driven change in the US energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 250 company, NRG creates value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. More information about the NRG Energy Services is available at

Source: NRG Energy, Inc.

NRG Energy, Inc.
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