Mayor's Office Press Release
Mayor Turner's Statement on NRG Announcement
May 6, 2021 -- The following is Mayor's Sylvester Turner's statement following this morning's NRG announcement.
‘I welcome today’s announcement by NRG designating Houston as the company’s sole corporate headquarters. Over the past several years, my team and I have had substantive conversations with President and CEO Mauricio Gutierrez. I believe the decision is confirmation that Houston is a smart city for business.
"Just over one year ago, the City committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy through a renewed partnership with NRG Energy as the City’s retail electric provider. The plan is helping us build a more sustainable future, save over $9 million on our electric bill, and reduce emissions.
"The corporate decision provides stability for the company’s 3,000 employees currently living in Houston. It means that NRG has committed to being a Texas-based company that will continue to expand. I look forward to strengthening our partnership and continuing to have meaningful discussions about our shared goals and vision for Houston’s future."