NRG Energy plans up to $4 billion in asset sales

By The Associated Press

NRG Energy, the money-losing Northeast electric utility, will attempt raise up to $4 billion through asset sales as it tries lower debt by $13 billion, cut costs and generate profit.

This Wednesday, March 16, 2011, file photo, shows NRG Energy's W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station in Thompsons, Texas. NRG Energy, the money-losing Northeast electric utility, will attempt to raise up to $4 billion through asset sales in a bid to lower debt by $13 billion. The power company, based in Princeton, N.J., said Wednesday, July 12, 2017, that the sale could include the entirety of NRG Yield, its renewable energy business. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — NRG Energy, the money-losing Northeast electric utility, will attempt raise up to $4 billion through asset sales as it tries lower debt by $13 billion, cut costs and generate profit.

The power company, based in Princeton, New Jersey, said Wednesday that the sale could include the entirety of NRG Yield, its renewable energy business.

NRG Energy produces, sells and delivers energy in New York, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C., among other major markets. It has power plants with about 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity across 30 U.S. states and Canada.

NRG Energy Inc. has lost more than $7 billion over the last two years.

Shares, which cost nearly $50 each as the recession began, jumped 18 percent at the opening bell to $19.25.

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