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 NRG Energy, Inc. Reports Record 2015 Adjusted EBITDA Results, Reaffirms 2016 Financial Guidance, Announces Retirement of $691 Million of Debt, and Realigns Dividend
   Monday, February 29, 2016 6:29:01 AM ET

--Record Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $3,340 million, including best ever results from NRG Home Retail since 2009 acquisition - a validation of NRG’s leading integrated competitive power platform

--$1,127 million of Free Cash Flow (FCF) before growth investments

--Over $1.3 billion of capital returned to stakeholders $691 million of debt retired(2); approximately $54 million in annual interest savings

--$628 million returned to shareholders in 2015

--$786 million of NRG Yield dropdown proceeds in 2015

--$5.1 billion and $3.0 billion non-cash one-time charges for impairments and income tax valuation allowance expense, respectively, primarily driven by the extended low commodity price cycle for the Texas wholesale generation

--Operational and Strategic Update



--Allocating $925 million of additional 2016 capital to incremental NRG-level debt reduction

--GreenCo strategic process: Reintegrating NRG Renew into the NRG platform; expect resolution for NRG Home Solar and EVgo in the second quarter 2016

--Asset sales completed or pending represent 877 MWs and $138 million of $500 million 2016 asset sales target

--Reducing annual dividend to $0.12 per share to enhance flexibility on capital allocation, reallocating approximately $145 million annually

--2016 Financial Guidance

--2016 Guidance is reaffirmed, and now includes GreenCo’s NRG Renew Adjusted EBITDA of $3,000-$3,200 million

--FCF before growth investments of $1,000-$1,200 million

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG ) today reported record full-year Adjusted EBITDA of $3,340 million. Adjusted cash flow from operations totaled $1,945 million for 2015. Net loss for the twelve months of 2015 was $6,436 million, including non-cash charges of $3,306 million(3) and $3,039 million for asset impairments net of taxes and income tax valuation allowance expense, respectively. These non-cash charges were primarily driven by the low commodity cycle and its impact on the Texas wholesale business. This resulted in a $19.46 loss per diluted common share in 2015 compared to net income of $132 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share in 2014. Excluding the impact of the impairments and tax valuation allowance, the Company’s net loss would have been $91 million or $0.34 loss per diluted common share for the twelve months of 2015.

"Amid a continued weak commodity price environment, NRG’s integrated competitive power platform once again delivered strong financial results, demonstrating that we have the right portfolio and the right platform to succeed," said Mauricio Gutierrez, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer. "Today we are reintegrating our successful business renewables solutions back into NRG as an important part of our diversified platform. With the further strengthening of our balance sheet and increased flexibility from recalibrating our dividend, we will be in a stronger position to benefit from market opportunities."

NRG continued its strong track record of safety performance with a top quartile recordable rate of 0.71 for the full year 2015(4). Overall generation was down 3% from 2014, with coal and nuclear availability at 83.8% improving 2.4% over 2014.

Today, NRG also announces the reintegration of business renewables (formerly GreenCo’s NRG Renew) back into NRG. This move supports NRG’s advantaged position to participate in the changing landscape of the power industry and serve customers, especially with on- and offsite solar and distributed generation in the commercial and industrial space.

                                                      
Segment Results
                                                                                         
Table 1: Adjusted EBITDA
($ in millions)                                                                                   Three Months Ended                                                               Twelve Months Ended
Segment                        12/31/15   12/31/14     12/31/15   12/31/14
------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------
Business (a)(b)                                                                             $308       $302                                             $1,798     $1,836
Home Retail                                                                                  144                           165                                                739                           604
Renew (a)                                                                                     22                            31                                                171                           172
NRG Yield (a)                                                                                183                           159                                                720                           582
Corporate                          (32)          4         (88)        (1)
------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------
Adjusted EBITDA(c)                 $625       $661       $3,340     $3,193
------------------------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------
a)   In accordance with GAAP, 2015 and 2014 results have been restated to
                        include the full impact of the NRG Yield drop down transactions
                        which closed on November 3, 2015, January 2, 2015 and June 30, 2014.
b)                      See Appendices A-6 through A-9 for NRG Business regional details.
c)                      See Appendices A-1 through A-4 for Operating Segment Reg G
                        reconciliations; excludes negative Adjusted EBITDA from NRG Home
                        Solar
                                                        
Table 2: Net (Loss)/Income
($ in millions)                                                                                     Three Months Ended                                                               Twelve Months Ended
Segment                          12/31/15   12/31/14     12/31/15   12/31/14
-------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------
Business (a)(b)                                                                           $(4,664)       $577                                           $(4,472)     $1,062
Home Retail                                                                                    140                         (119)                                                652                           137
Home Solar                                                                                   (175)                          (37)                                              (324)                          (73)
Renew (a)                                                                                     (58)                          (73)                                              (124)                         (147)
NRG Yield (a)                                                                                   13                             4                                                 55                            99
Corporate(c)                      (1,614)      (255)      (2,223)      (946)
-------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------
Net (Loss)/Income(b)(c)(d)       $(6,358)        $97     $(6,436)       $132
-------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------
a)   In accordance with GAAP, 2014 results have been restated to include
                        full impact of the assets in the NRG Yield drop down transactions
                        which closed on November 3, 2015, January 2, 2015 and June 30, 2014
b)                      Includes non-cash impairment charges of $4,823 million and $5,086
                        million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015,
                        respectively
c)                      Includes non-cash income tax expense of $1,385 million and $1,342
                        million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015,
                        respectively
d)                      Includes mark-to-market gains and losses of economic hedges

NRG Business: Full year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA was $1,798 million; $38 million lower than 2014 primarily driven by:

-- Gulf Coast Region: $201 million increase due to higher average realized prices in Texas reflecting ERCOT hedge gains plus higher realized energy margins and capacity revenues in South Central offsetting lower coal generation across the region

-- East Region: $187 million lower due to declining energy margins from the absence of extreme weather which benefited first quarter 2014, lower capacity volumes following plant deactivations in PJM, partially offset by lower operating costs from reduced outages and decreased run times across the fleet, and the benefit of the full year impact of the coal assets acquired on April 1, 2014 from Edison Mission Energy

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $308 million, $6 million higher than the fourth quarter 2014 primarily driven by:

-- Gulf Coast Region: $54 million increase due to higher average realized prices in Texas reflecting ERCOT hedge gains plus higher realized energy margins and capacity revenues in South Central, all offsetting lower coal and nuclear generation in Texas driven by outages and lower market prices

-- East Region: $45 million lower due to lower energy margins from milder weather, declines in gas prices and dark spreads, partially offset by increased contract margins attributable to new load contracts and lower supply costs, and lower operating costs from reduced outages, plant deactivations, and decreased run times across the fleet

NRG Home Retail: Full year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA was $739 million, $135 million higher than 2014 driven primarily by favorable supply costs and weather as well as continued effective customer operations and margin management across the portfolio.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $144 million, $21 million lower than the fourth quarter 2014 primarily due to lower volume driven by milder weather.

NRG Renew: Full year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA was $171 million, $1 million lower than 2014 primarily due to higher development costs, offset by increased production at Ivanpah.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $22 million, $9 million lower than the fourth quarter 2014 primarily due to higher development costs.

NRG Yield: Full year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA was $720 million, $138 million higher than 2014 primarily due to the Desert Sunlight and Alta Wind acquisitions.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $183 million, $24 million higher than the fourth quarter 2014 primarily due to the Desert Sunlight acquisition.

Asset Impairments and Valuation Allowance Tax Expense

NRG recorded total non-cash impairment charges of $5,086 million for the full year 2015; $3,549 million related to asset impairments and $1,537 million related to goodwill impairments. The majority of the asset impairment charges were related to the Company’s Limestone and W.A. Parish coal fired facilities located in Texas, and for three coal fired facilities in the Company’s East region. The annual goodwill impairment assessment resulted in non-cash charges to write down the Company’s investments in Texas Genco (acquired 2006) and the NRG Home Solar reporting units. The asset and goodwill impairments were primarily driven by the extended low commodity price environment, while the NRG Home Solar goodwill impairment was due to the lower than expected performance of the business.

The low commodity price environment and resulting impairments also lead to $3.0 billion in non-cash income tax expense related to a valuation allowance offsetting the Company’s net deferred tax assets. This allowance was necessary as the impairments impacted the Company’s cumulative and forecasted book earnings; however, the valuation allowance does not affect the Company’s ability to utilize its NOLs against future taxable income.

Dividend Reduction - Alignment

NRG’s Board of Directors has approved a reduction in the annual dividend to $0.12 per share from $0.58 per share. The reduction will allow NRG to reallocate approximately $145 million annually and provides additional flexibility to create shareholder value through all commodity, credit, and development cycles and seize market opportunities.

                                                   
Liquidity and Capital Resources
                                                                                                                                 
Table 3: Corporate Liquidity
($ in millions)                          12/31/15               12/31/14
---------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------------------
Cash at NRG-Level                                                                                     $693                                      $661
Revolver                                    1,373                  1,367
---------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------------------
NRG-Level Liquidity                                                                                 $2,066                                    $2,028
Restricted cash                                                                                        414                                       457
Cash at Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries            825                  1,455
---------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------------------
Total Liquidity                                                                                     $3,305                                    $3,940

NRG-level cash as of December 31, 2015, was $693 million, an increase of $32 million over the end of 2014, and $1,373 million was available under the Company’s credit facilities at the end of 2015. Total liquidity was $3,305 million including restricted cash and cash at non-guarantor subsidiaries (primarily GenOn and NRG Yield)(5).

NRG Strategic Developments

NRG Yield

The Company has amended its partnership agreements with NRG Yield in order to reallocate $50 million of NRG Yield’s previously committed cash equity from the residential solar partnership to the business renewables partnership. This amendment reinforces NRG Energy’s relationship with NRG Yield by ensuring NRG Yield’s investment capital is more closely aligned with NRG Energy’s focus on renewable energy.

This amendment does not impact the existing ROFO agreement.

NRG Business

NRG Business’s multi-year capital investment program includes both generation additions and fuel conversions totaling approximately 4,659 MWs of generation capacity across the Company’s geographic footprint. This enables the Company to bid generation assets in regional forward capacity markets while also meeting key environmental compliance goals. Assets that completed or are undergoing planned fuel conversions or additions include Bowline 2 (COD second quarter 2015), Joliet Units 6-8 (expected COD second quarter 2016), New Castle Units 3-5 (expected COD second quarter 2016), and Shawville 1-4 (expected COD third quarter 2016). In Illinois, NRG completed the installation of environmental control upgrades at its 689 MW Waukegan coal facility (COD second quarter 2015) and environmental control upgrades continue at its 1,538 MW Powerton coal facility. When combined with the fuel conversion at Joliet and the retirement of the 251 MW Will County Unit 3 in second quarter 2015, these actions are expected to result in significant emissions improvement in Illinois.

In 2015, NRG completed a gas conversion at the Big Cajun II Unit 2, enhanced environmental controls at Sayreville, Gilbert and W.A. Parish facilities. NRG is on track to successfully complete Avon Lake Unit 9 environmental enhancements by the middle of 2016.

Construction of the 360 MW Cielo Lindo peaker facility (formerly P.H. Robinson facility), preparations for the Company’s 527 MW Carlsbad peaker project, and the 262 MW Puente simple-cycle generation facility in Oxnard, CA remain on track.

2016 Guidance

NRG is reaffirming its guidance range for 2016 with respect to both Adjusted EBITDA and FCF before growth investments. The Company’s 2016 guidance now includes GreenCo’s NRG Renew.

Table 4: 2016 Adjusted EBITDA and FCF before Growth Investments Guidance

                                                           
                                                                                                              2016
($ in millions)                                                       Guidance
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                                                                                       $3,000 -$3,200
 Interest payments(a)                                                                                                                     (1,090)
 Income tax                                                                                                                                  (40)
 Working capital/other changes                                                        75
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------
Adjusted Cash Flow from Operations                                                                                    $1,945 -$2,145
 Maintenance capital expenditures, net                                                                                                (435)-(465)
 Environmental capital expenditures, net(b)                                                                                           (285)-(315)
 Preferred dividends                                                                                                                         (10)
 Distributions to non-controlling interests                                  (195)-(205)
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------
Free Cash Flow-before Growth Investments       $1,000 - $1,200
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------
    (a)   Reduced by $50 million versus prior guidance to reflect $691 million
                                                                   of debt retirement completed since third quarter 2015 earnings
                                                                   conference call
                                          (b)                      Increase of $50 million versus prior guidance to reflect timing of
                                                                   spend between 2015 into 2016
                                                                    

Capital Allocation Update

Through February 29, 2016, the Company utilized $385 million ($417 million par) of the $500 million of capital allocated to debt reduction at the NRG Corporate-level announced on its third quarter 2015 earnings conference call. NRG intends to complete the remaining debt repurchases under the previously announced program and is allocating an additional $925 million towards additional NRG debt repurchases in 2016 for a total of $1.3 billion of incremental debt reduction.

When combined with 2016 repurchases already completed and approximately $370 million in non-discretionary amortization primarily associated with project financings, debt reduction represents nearly 75% of total NRG capital allocated in 2016.

In 2015, NRG’s GenOn subsidiaries retired $119 million of GenOn Energy, Inc. Senior Notes and $155 million of GenOn Americas Generation, LLC Senior Notes through open market purchases.

On January 18, 2016, NRG declared a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.145 per share, payable February 16, 2016, to stockholders of record as of February 1, 2016. Going forward and in line with today’s announcement, NRG’s dividend will be $0.03 per share, on a quarterly basis.

The Company’s common stock dividend, debt reduction and share repurchases are subject to available capital, market conditions and compliance with associated laws and regulations.

Earnings Conference Call

On February 29, 2016, NRG will host a conference call at 7:30 a.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Investors, the news media and others may access the live webcast of the conference call and accompanying presentation materials by logging on to NRG’s website at http://www.nrg.com and clicking on "Investors." The webcast will be archived on the site for those unable to listen in real time.

About NRG

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. 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 200 company, we create 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. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

In addition to historical information, the information presented in this communication includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements involve estimates, expectations, projections, goals, assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and can typically be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "could," "objective," "projection," "forecast," "goal," "guidance," "outlook," "expect," "intend," "seek," "plan," "think," "anticipate," "estimate," "predict," "target," "potential" or "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s future revenues, income, indebtedness, capital structure, plans, expectations, objectives, projected financial performance and/or business results and other future events, and views of economic and market conditions.

Although NRG believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, general economic conditions, hazards customary in the power industry, weather conditions, competition in wholesale power markets, the volatility of energy and fuel prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in the wholesale power markets, changes in government regulation of markets and of environmental emissions, the condition of capital markets generally, our ability to access capital markets, unanticipated outages at our generation facilities, adverse results in current and future litigation, failure to identify or successfully implement acquisitions and repowerings, our ability to implement value enhancing improvements to plant operations and companywide processes, our ability to obtain federal loan guarantees, the inability to maintain or create successful partnering relationships with NRG Yield and other third parties, our ability to operate our businesses efficiently including NRG Yield, our ability to retain retail customers, our ability to realize value through our commercial operations strategy and the creation of NRG Yield, the ability to successfully integrate the businesses of acquired companies, the ability to realize anticipated benefits of acquisitions (including expected cost savings and other synergies) and the ability to sell assets to NRG Yield, Inc. or the risk that anticipated benefits may take longer to realize than expected and our ability to pay dividends and initiate share or debt repurchases under our capital allocation plan, which may be made from time to time subject to market conditions and other factors, including as permitted by United States securities laws. Furthermore, any common stock dividend or debt repurchases are subject to available capital and market conditions.

NRG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow guidance are estimates as of February 29, 2016. These estimates are based on assumptions the company believed to be reasonable as of that date. NRG disclaims any current intention to update such guidance, except as required by law. The foregoing review of factors that could cause NRG’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements included in this Earnings Presentation should be considered in connection with information regarding risks and uncertainties that may affect NRG’s future results included in NRG’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                     For the Year Ended December 31,
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(In millions, except per share amounts)                                                                                                 2015                                2014                                   2013
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Operating Revenues
    Total operating revenues                                                                                                $ 14,674                              $  15,868                              $  11,295  
                                                                                                                          --- ------ --------------------                      ------- ------- --------------------                      ------- ------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Cost of operations                                                                                                        10,755                                                    11,794                                                     8,130
    Depreciation and amortization                                                                                              1,566                                                     1,523                                                     1,256
    Impairment losses                                                                                                          5,030                                                        97                                                       459
    Selling, general and administrative                                                                                        1,220                                                     1,027                                                       895
    Acquisition-related transaction and integration costs                                                                         10                                                        84                                                       128
    Development activity expenses                                                                                                154                                     91                                     84  
                                                                                                                          -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
        Total operating costs and expenses                                                                                    18,735                                 14,616                                 10,952  
                                                                                                                          -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
        Gain on postretirement benefits curtailment and sale of assets                                                            21                                     19                         --  
                                                                                                                          -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Operating(Loss)/Income                                                                                                        (4,040 )                                                   1,271                                    343  
                                                                                                                          -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Other Income/(Expense)
    Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates                                                                               36                                                        38                                                         7
    Impairment losses on investments                                                                                             (56 )                                          --                                                       (99 )
    Other income, net                                                                                                             33                                                        22                                                        13
    (Loss)/gain on sale of equity-method investment                                                                              (14 )                                                      18                                            --
    Net gain/(loss) on debt extinguishment                                                                                        75                                                       (95 )                                                     (50 )
    Interest expense                                                                                                          (1,128 )                                                  (1,119 )                                                    (848 )
                                                                                                                          -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
        Total other expense                                                                                                   (1,054 )                                                  (1,136 )                                                    (977 )
                                                                                                                          -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
(Loss)/Income Before Income Taxes                                                                                             (5,094 )                                                     135                                                      (634 )
    Income tax expense/(benefit)                                                                                               1,342                   3                (282 )
                                                                                                                          ------------------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------ -------------------- ------------------------------------
Net (Loss)/Income                                                                                                             (6,436 )                                                     132                                                      (352 )
    Less: Net (loss)/income attributable to noncontrolling interests
    and redeemable
                                                                                                                                 (54                    )                                   (2                    )                                   34  
    noncontrolling interests
                                                                                                                          ---------  --------------------                      --------------  --------------------                      --------------  --------------------
Net (Loss)/Income Attributable to NRG Energy, Inc.                                                                            (6,382 )                                                     134                                                      (386 )
    Dividends for preferred shares                                                                                                20                                     56                                      9  
                                                                                                                          -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
(Loss)/Income Available for Common Stockholders                                                                             $ (6,402 )                                               $      78                              $    (395 )
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(Loss)/Earnings Per Share Attributable to NRG Energy, Inc. Common
Stockholders
    Weighted average number of common shares outstanding -- basic                                                    329                                                       334                                                       323
Net (Loss)/Income per Weighted Average Common Share -- Basic                                                    $ (19.46 )                                               $    0.23                              $   (1.22 )
                                                                                                                          === ====== ====================                      ======= ======= ====================                      ======= ======= ====================
    Weighted average number of common shares outstanding -- diluted                                                  329                                                       339                                                       323
    Net (Loss)/Income per Weighted Average Common Share -- Diluted                                              $ (19.46 )                                               $    0.23                              $   (1.22 )
                                                                                                                          === ====== ====================                      ======= ======= ====================                      ======= ======= ====================
Dividends Per Common Share                                                                                                  $   0.58                              $    0.54                              $    0.45  
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                                                                                                 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS)/INCOME
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   For the Year Ended December 31,
                                                                                                                  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                2015                             2014                            2013
                                                                                                                  --------------------------------                     ------------------------------                     ------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                               (In millions)
Net (Loss)/Income                                                                                                   $ (6,436 )                                           $  132                                             $ (352 )
Other Comprehensive (Loss)/Income, net of tax
    Unrealized (loss)/gain on derivatives, net of income tax                                                             (15 )                                              (45 )                                                8
    expense/(benefit) of $19, $(21), and $(6)
    Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of income tax benefit                                                  (11 )                                               (8 )                                              (24 )
    of $0, $5, and $14
    Available-for-sale securities, net of income tax (benefit)/expense                                                    17                                                 (7 )                                                3
    of $(3), $(2), and $2
    Defined benefit plan, net of income tax expense/(benefit) of $69,                                                     10                            (129 )                                              168  
    $(88), and $100
                                                                                                                  ---------  --------------------                      -------  --------------------                      -------  --------------------
       Other comprehensive income/(loss)                                                                                   1                            (189 )                                              155  
                                                                                                                  -------------------------------                      -----------------------------                      -----------------------------
Comprehensive Loss                                                                                                    (6,435 )                                              (57 )                                             (197 )
    Less: Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to noncontrolling
    interests and
                                                                                                                         (73                    )                             8                              34  
    redeemable noncontrolling interests
                                                                                                                  ---------  --------------------                      -------  --------------------                      -------  --------------------
Comprehensive Loss Attributable to NRG Energy, Inc.                                                                   (6,362 )                                              (65 )                                             (231 )
    Dividends for preferred shares                                                                                        20                              56                               9  
                                                                                                                  -------------------------------                      -----------------------------                      -----------------------------
Comprehensive Loss Available for Common Stockholders                                                                $ (6,382 )                                           $ (121 )                                           $ (240 )
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                                                                                              CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                 As of December 31,
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                                                                                                                                           2015                                2014
                                                                                                                             --------------------------------                     -------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                    (In millions)
                                      ASSETS
Current Assets
 Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                     $  1,518                                                 $   2,116
 Funds deposited by counterparties                                                                                                  106                                                        72
 Restricted cash                                                                                                                    414                                                       457
 Accounts receivable -- trade, less allowance for doubtful accounts of                                                1,157                                                     1,322
 $21 and $23
 Inventory                                                                                                                        1,252                                                     1,247
 Derivative instruments                                                                                                           1,915                                                     2,425
 Cash collateral paid in support of energy risk management activities                                                               568                                                       187
 Renewable energy grant receivable                                                                                                   13                                                       135
 Current assets held-for-sale                                                                                                         6                                            --
 Prepayments and other current assets                                                                                               442                                    447  
                                                                                                                             -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
    Total current assets                                                                                                          7,391                                  8,408  
                                                                                                                             -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Property, Plant and Equipment
 In service                                                                                                                      24,909                                                    29,487
 Under construction                                                                                                                 627                                    770  
                                                                                                                             -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
    Total property, plant and equipment                                                                                          25,536                                                    30,257
 Less accumulated depreciation                                                                                                   (6,804 )                                                  (7,890 )
                                                                                                                             -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
    Net property, plant and equipment                                                                                            18,732                                 22,367  
                                                                                                                             -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Other Assets
 Equity investments in affiliates                                                                                                 1,045                                                       771
 Notes receivable, less current portion                                                                                              53                                                        72
 Goodwill                                                                                                                           999                                                     2,574
 Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $1,525 and                                                                 2,310                                                     2,567
 $1,402
 Nuclear decommissioning trust fund                                                                                                 561                                                       585
 Derivative instruments                                                                                                             305                                                       480
 Deferred income taxes                                                                                                              167                                                     1,580
 Non-current assets held-for-sale                                                                                                   105                                                        17
 Other non-current assets                                                                                                         1,214                                  1,045  
                                                                                                                             -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
    Total other assets                                                                                                            6,759                                  9,691  
                                                                                                                             -------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Total Assets                                                                                                                   $ 32,882                              $  40,466  
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                                                                                  CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Continued)
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 As of December 31,
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                                                                                                                              2015                                 2014
                                                                                                                ---------------------------------                     -------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                             (In millions, except share data)
                 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities
 Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases                                                              $    481                                                 $     474
 Accounts payable                                                                                                       869                                                     1,060
 Derivative instruments                                                                                               1,721                                                     2,054
 Cash collateral received in support of energy risk management                                                          106                                                        72
 activities
 Accrued interest expense                                                                                               242                                                       252
 Other accrued expenses                                                                                                 568                                                       553
 Current liabilities held-for-sale                                                                                        2                                            --
 Other current liabilities                                                                                              386                                    394  
                                                                                                                --------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
    Total current liabilities                                                                                         4,375                                  4,859  
                                                                                                                --------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Other Liabilities
 Long-term debt and capital leases                                                                                   18,983                                                    19,701
 Nuclear decommissioning reserve                                                                                        326                                                       310
 Nuclear decommissioning trust liability                                                                                283                                                       333
 Postretirement and other benefit obligations                                                                           588                                                       727
 Deferred income taxes                                                                                                   19                                                        21
 Derivative instruments                                                                                                 493                                                       438
 Out-of-market contracts, net of accumulated amortization of $664 and                                                 1,146                                                     1,244
 $562
 Non-current liabilities held-for-sale                                                                                    4                                            --
 Other non-current liabilities                                                                                          900                                    847  
                                                                                                                --------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
    Total non-current liabilities                                                                                    22,742                                 23,621  
                                                                                                                --------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Total Liabilities                                                                                                    27,117                                 28,480  
                                                                                                                --------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
  2.822% convertible perpetual preferred stock; $0.01 par value;                                                        302                                                       291
  250,000 shares issued and outstanding
  Redeemable noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries                                                                     29                                                        19
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders’ Equity
 Common stock; $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized;
 416,939,950 and
  415,506,176 shares issued; and 314,190,042 and 336,662,624 shares
  outstanding at
                                                                                                                          4                                                         4
  December 31, 2015 and 2014
 Additional paid-in capital                                                                                           8,296                                                     8,327
 Retained (deficit)/earnings                                                                                         (3,007 )                                                   3,588
 Less treasury stock, at cost; 102,749,908 and 78,843,552 shares at
 December 31, 2015
                                                                                                                     (2,413 )                                                  (1,983 )
  and 2014
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                                                                  (173 )                                                    (174 )
 Noncontrolling interest                                                                                              2,727                                  1,914  
                                                                                                                --------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
    Total Stockholders’ Equity                                                                                        5,434                                 11,676  
                                                                                                                --------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                                                                         $ 32,882                              $  40,466  
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                                                                                                                NRG ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                                                                                                              CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                           For the Year Ended December 31,
                                                                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                 2015                             2014                                2013
                                                                                                                   --------------------------------                     -------------------------------                     -------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                    (In millions)
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
Net (loss)/income                                                                                                    $ (6,436 )                                           $   132                                                 $    (352 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by
operating activities:
    Distributions and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates                                                      37                                                  49                                                        84
    Depreciation and amortization                                                                                       1,566                                               1,523                                                     1,256
    Provision for bad debts                                                                                                64                                                  64                                                        67
    Amortization of nuclear fuel                                                                                           45                                                  46                                                        36
    Amortization of financing costs and debt discount/premiums                                                            (11 )                                               (12 )                                                     (33 )
    Adjustment to (gain)/loss on debt extinguishment                                                                      (75 )                                                25                                                       (15 )
    Amortization of intangibles and out-of-market contracts                                                                81                                                  64                                                        49
    Amortization of unearned equity compensation                                                                           41                                                  42                                                        38
    Gain on post retirement benefits curtailment and sales of assets                                                       (7 )                                                (4 )                                                      (3 )
    Impairment losses                                                                                                   5,086                                                  97                                                       558
    Changes in derivative instruments                                                                                     233                                                 (61 )                                                     164
    Changes in deferred income taxes and liability for uncertain tax                                                    1,326                                                (154 )                                                     (67 )
    benefits
    Changes in collateral deposits in support of risk management                                                         (381 )                                               146                                                       (47 )
    activities
    Changes in nuclear decommissioning trust liability                                                                     (2 )                                                19                                                        15
Cash provided/(used) by changes in other working capital, net of
acquisition and disposition effects:
    Accounts receivable - trade                                                                                           136                                                  (2 )                                                    (224 )
    Inventory                                                                                                             (26 )                                              (245 )                                                      11
    Prepayments and other current assets                                                                                    8                                                  36                                                        25
    Accounts payable                                                                                                     (218 )                                               (12 )                                                     275
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities                                                                         (9 )                                               (26 )                                                    (114 )
    Other assets and liabilities                                                                                         (149 )                                              (217 )                                                    (453 )
                                                                                                                   -------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities                                                                               1,309                            1,510                                  1,270  
                                                                                                                   -------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
    Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired                                                                       (31 )                                            (2,936 )                                                    (494 )
    Capital expenditures                                                                                               (1,283 )                                              (909 )                                                  (1,987 )
    Decrease/(increase) in restricted cash, net                                                                             8                                                  57                                                       (22 )
    Decrease/(increase) in restricted cash to support equity                                                               35                                                (206 )                                                     (26 )
    requirements for U.S. DOE funded projects
    Decrease/(increase) in notes receivable                                                                                18                                                  25                                                       (11 )
    Proceeds from renewable energy grants                                                                                  82                                                 916                                                        55
    Purchases of emission allowances, net of proceeds                                                                      41                                                 (16 )                                                       5
    Investments in nuclear decommissioning trust fund securities                                                         (629 )                                              (619 )                                                    (514 )
    Proceeds from sales of nuclear decommissioning trust fund securities                                                  631                                                 600                                                       488
    Proceeds from sale of assets, net                                                                                      27                                                 203                                                        13
    Investments in unconsolidated affiliates                                                                             (395 )                                              (103 )                                          --
    Other                                                                                                                  11                               85                                    (35 )
                                                                                                                   -------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Net Cash Used by Investing Activities                                                                                  (1,485 )                                            (2,903 )                                                  (2,528 )
                                                                                                                   -------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
    Payment of dividends to preferred and common stockholders                                                            (201 )                                              (196 )                                                    (154 )
    Net receipts from settlement of acquired derivatives that include                                                     196                                                   9                                                       267
    financing elements
    Payment for treasury stock                                                                                           (437 )                                               (39 )                                                     (25 )
    Sales proceeds and other contributions from noncontrolling interests                                                  647                                                 819                                                       531
    in subsidiaries
    Proceeds from issuance of common stock                                                                                  1                                                  21                                                        16
    Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt                                                                            1,004                                               4,563                                                     1,777
    Payment of debt issuance and hedging costs                                                                            (21 )                                               (67 )                                                     (50 )
    Payments for short and long-term debt                                                                              (1,599 )                                            (3,827 )                                                    (935 )
    Other                                                                                                                 (22 )                                               (18 )                                          --  
                                                                                                                   -------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Net Cash (Used)/Provided by Financing Activities                                                                         (432 )                                             1,265                                                     1,427
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents                                                           10                              (10 )                                                      (2 )
                                                                                                                   -------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Net (Decrease)/Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents                                                                     (598 )                                              (138 )                                                     167
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period                                                                        2,116                            2,254                                  2,087  
                                                                                                                   -------------------------------                      ------------------------------                      ------------------------------------
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period                                                                           $  1,518                          $ 2,116                              $   2,254  
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Appendix Table A-1: Fourth Quarter 2015 Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation by Operating Segment The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net income/(loss)

                                                                                                                               
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($ in millions)                                                           Retail    Solar  Business    Renew   Yield    Corp            Total
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ------- -------------------- --------------------
Net income/(loss)                                                            140   (175)    (4,664)    (58)      13   (1,614)                (6,358)
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Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                               -                          1                            17                         25                         56                          171                                       270
 Loss on debt extinguishment                                                                                         -                          -                             -                          -                          -                         (84)                                      (84)
 Income tax                                                                                                          -                          -                             -                        (5)                          4                        1,386                                     1,385
 Depreciation, amortization and ARO expense                                                                         29                          7                           232                         55                         67                           10                                       400
 Amortization of contracts                                                     1       -       (16)     (1)      14         -                    (2)
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EBITDA                                                                                                             170                      (167)                       (4,431)                         16                        154                        (131)                                   (4,389)
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                                -                          -                             4                       (29)                         23                           43                                        41
 affiliates
 Integration & transaction costs                                                                                     1                        (8)                            11                          -                          1                            2                                         7
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                  -                          -                             3                          -                          -                            -                                         3
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                    -                        132                         4,613                         32                          2                           54                                     4,833
 NRG Home Solar EBITDA                                                                                               -                         43                             -                          -                          -                            -                                        43
 Market to market (MtM) (gains)/losses on economic hedges                   (27)       -        108       3       3         -                     87
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ------- -------------------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                                              144       -        308      22     183      (32)                    625
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Appendix Table A-2: Fourth Quarter 2014 Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation by Operating Segment The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net (loss)/income

                                                                                                                             
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($ in millions)                                                           Retail    Solar  Business    Renew   Yield   Corp           Total
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Net (loss)/income                                                          (119)    (37)        577    (73)       4   (255)                     97
===================================================================== ==================== ==================== ====== ==================== ===== ==================== ======== ==================== ===== ==================== ===== ==================== ===== ==================== ====================
Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                               -                          -                            16                         35                         77                        178                                       306
 Income tax                                                                                                          1                          -                             -                          -                       (11)                         81                                        71
 Depreciation amortization and ARO expense                                                                          29                          3                           269                         59                         65                         10                                       435
 Amortization of contracts                                                     1       -       (13)       1       8       -                    (3)
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EBITDA                                                                                                            (88)                       (34)                           849                         22                        143                         14                                       906
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                                -                          -                             4                         17                         16                       (17)                                        20
 affiliates
 Integration & transaction costs, gain on sale                                                                       3                          -                          (21)                        (4)                          2                         17                                       (3)
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                  -                          -                            27                          -                          -                          -                                        27
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                    -                          -                            11                          -                          -                        (9)                                         2
 Legal settlements                                                                                                   1                          -                             -                          -                          -                          -                                         1
 NRG Home Solar EBITDA                                                                                               -                         34                             -                          -                          -                          -                                        34
 MtM losses/(gains) on economic hedges                                       249       -      (568)     (4)     (2)     (1)                  (326)
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Adjusted EBITDA                                                              165       -        302      31     159       4                    661
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Appendix Table A-3: Full Year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation by Operating Segment The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net income/(loss)

                                                                                                                               
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($ in millions)                                                           Retail    Solar  Business    Renew   Yield    Corp            Total
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Net income/(loss)                                                            652   (324)    (4,472)   (124)      55   (2,223)                (6,436)
===================================================================== ==================== ==================== ====== ==================== ===== ==================== ======== ==================== ===== ==================== ===== ==================== ======= ==================== ====================
Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                               -                          3                            69                        104                        238                          702                                     1,116
 Loss on debt extinguishment                                                                                         -                          -                             -                          -                          9                         (84)                                      (75)
 Income tax                                                                                                          -                          -                             1                       (18)                         12                        1,347                                     1,342
 Depreciation, amortization and ARO expense                                                                        123                         24                           939                        213                        267                           34                                     1,600
 Amortization of contracts                                                     1       -       (57)       1      54         1                      -
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EBITDA                                                                                                             776                      (297)                       (3,520)                        176                        635                        (223)                                   (2,453)
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                                -                          -                            14                       (47)                         77                           65                                       109
 affiliates
 Integration & transaction costs and other non recurring costs                                                    (12)                        (8)                            11                        (3)                          3                           15                                         6
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                  -                          -                            11                          -                          -                            -                                        11
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                   36                        132                         4,854                         42                          3                           55                                     5,122
 NRG Home Solar EBITDA                                                                                               -                        173                             -                          -                          -                            -                                       173
 Market to market (MtM) (gains)/losses on economic hedges                   (61)       -        428       3       2         -                    372
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ------- -------------------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                                              739       -      1,798     171     720      (88)                  3,340
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Appendix Table A-4: Full Year 2014 Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation by Operating Segment The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net income/(loss)

                                                                                                                             
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($ in millions)                                                           Retail    Solar  Business    Renew   Yield   Corp           Total
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Net income/(loss)                                                            137    (73)      1,062   (147)      99   (946)                    132
===================================================================== ==================== ==================== ====== ==================== ===== ==================== ======== ==================== ===== ==================== ===== ==================== ===== ==================== ====================
Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                               1                          1                            65                        119                        189                        729                                     1,104
 Loss on debt extinguishment                                                                                         -                          -                             -                          1                          -                         94                                        95
 Income tax                                                                                                          1                          -                             -                          -                          4                        (2)                                         3
 Depreciation amortization and ARO expense                                                                         121                          7                           986                        196                        204                         32                                     1,546
 Amortization of contracts                                                   (2)       -       (32)       1      29       -                    (4)
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EBITDA                                                                                                             258                       (65)                         2,081                        170                        525                       (93)                                     2,876
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                                -                          -                             8                        (2)                         55                         11                                        72
 affiliates
 Integration & transaction costs, gain on sale                                                                       4                          -                          (37)                        (4)                          4                         82                                        49
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                  -                          -                            42                          -                          -                          -                                        42
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                    -                          -                            85                         12                          -                          -                                        97
 Legal settlement                                                                                                    5                          -                             -                          -                          -                          -                                         5
 NRG Home Solar EBITDA                                                                                               -                         65                             -                          -                          -                          -                                        65
 MtM losses/(gains) on economic hedges                                       337       -      (343)     (4)     (2)     (1)                   (13)
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Adjusted EBITDA                                                              604       -      1,836     172     582     (1)                  3,193
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Appendix Table A-5: Full Year 2015 and Full Year 2014 Adjusted Cash Flow from Operations Reconciliations The following table summarizes the calculation of adjusted cash flow operating activities providing a reconciliation to net cash provided by operating activities

                                                                Twelve months ended      Twelve months ended
($ in millions)                                                   December 31, 2015        December 31, 2014
----------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities                                                                          $1,309                                                         $1,510
 Reclassifying of net receipts (payments) for settlement of
                                                                                                                      196                                                              9
  acquired derivatives that include financing elements
                                                                                                                                                                     
 Merger and integration expenses                                                                                       21                                                             95
                                                                                                                                                                     
 Return of capital from equity investments                                                                             38                                                              -
                                                                                                                                                                     
 Adjustment for change in collateral                                            381                     (89)
----------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Adjusted Cash Flow from Operating Activities                                 $1,945                   $1,525
----------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                    (413)                                                          (254)
 Maintenance CapEx, net*
                                                                                                                                                                     
 Environmental CapEx, net                                                                                           (237)                                                          (254)
                                                                                                                                                                     
 Preferred dividends                                                                                                 (10)                                                            (9)
                                                                                                                                                                     
 Distributions to non-controlling interests                                   (158)                     (57)
----------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Free Cash Flow - before Growth investments                      $1,127                      951
----------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
    *Excludes merger and integration CapEx of $15 million
                                          in 2015 and $27 million in 2014
                                           

Appendix Table A-6: Fourth Quarter 2015 Regional Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation for NRG Business The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net (loss)/income

                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                             Gulf
($ in millions)                                                            East     Coast   West    B2B   Carbon 360           Total
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Net (loss)/income                                                         (170)   (4,495)   (19)     22          (2)                (4,664)
===================================================================== ==================== ==================== ===== ==================== ======= ==================== ==== ==================== ==== ==================== ========== ==================== ====================
Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                             16                            -                         1                         -                               -                                        17
 Depreciation, amortization and ARO expense                                                                        94                          120                        13                         5                               -                                       232
 Amortization of contracts                                                 (19)       (1)      3      1            -                   (16)
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EBITDA                                                                                                           (79)                      (4,376)                       (2)                        28                             (2)                                   (4,431)
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                               -                            3                       (1)                         1                               1                                         4
 affiliates
 Non recurring costs                                                                                               11                            -                         -                         -                               -                                        11
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                 3                            -                         -                         -                               -                                         3
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                 224                        4,380                         9                         -                               -                                     4,613
 Market to market (MtM) losses/(gains) on economic hedges                    23       103      3   (21)            -                    108
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ------- -------------------- ---- -------------------- ---- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                                             182       110      9      8          (1)                    308
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Appendix Table A-7: Fourth Quarter 2014 Regional Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation for NRG Business The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net income/(loss)

                                                                                                                          
($ in millions)                                                            East   Gulf Coast   West     B2B   Carbon 360           Total
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- ---- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- --------------------
Net income/(loss)                                                           467          290   (26)   (151)          (3)                    577
===================================================================== ==================== ==================== ===== ==================== ========== ==================== ==== ==================== ===== ==================== ========== ==================== ====================
Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                             16                               -                         -                          -                               -                                        16
 Depreciation amortization and ARO expense                                                                         92                             151                        23                          3                               -                                       269
 Amortization of contracts                                                 (16)            5    (3)       1            -                   (13)
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EBITDA                                                                                                            559                             446                       (6)                      (147)                             (3)                                       849
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                              17                               -                      (13)                        (1)                               1                                         4
 affiliates
 Integration & transaction costs, gain on sale                                                                      1                            (22)                         -                          -                               -                                      (21)
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                 4                               -                        23                          -                               -                                        27
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                   5                               3                         3                          -                               -                                        11
 MtM (gains)/losses on economic hedges                                    (359)        (371)      6     156            -                  (568)
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- ---- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- --------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                                             227           56     13       8          (2)                    302
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Appendix Table A-8: Full Year 2015 Regional Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation for NRG Business The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net (loss)/income

                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                             Gulf
($ in millions)                                                            East     Coast   West    B2B   Carbon 360           Total
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Net (loss)/income                                                           (1)   (4,448)     11   (21)         (13)                (4,472)
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Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                             68                            -                         1                         -                               -                                        69
 Income tax expense                                                                                                 -                            -                         -                         1                               -                                         1
 Depreciation, amortization and ARO expense                                                                       314                          551                        62                        12                               -                                       939
 Amortization of contracts                                                 (68)         2      3      6            -                   (57)
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EBITDA                                                                                                            313                      (3,895)                        77                       (2)                            (13)                                   (3,520)
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                               -                            3                         6                         1                               4                                        14
 affiliates
 Non recurring costs                                                                                               11                            -                         -                         -                               -                                        11
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                 9                            -                         2                         -                               -                                        11
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                 448                        4,397                         9                         -                               -                                     4,854
 Market to market (MtM) losses on economic hedges                           276        83      8     61            -                    428
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Adjusted EBITDA                                                           1,057       588    102     60          (9)                  1,798
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Appendix Table A-9: Full Year 2014 Regional Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation for NRG Business The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to net income/(loss)

                                                                                                                          
($ in millions)                                                            East   Gulf Coast   West     B2B   Carbon 360           Total
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- ---- -------------------- ----- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- --------------------
Net income/(loss)                                                           916          223     89   (156)         (10)                  1,062
===================================================================== ==================== ==================== ===== ==================== ========== ==================== ==== ==================== ===== ==================== ========== ==================== ====================
Plus:
 Interest expense, net                                                                                             64                             (1)                         1                          1                               -                                        65
 Depreciation amortization and ARO expense                                                                        303                             592                        77                         13                               1                                       986
 Amortization of contracts                                                 (50)           21    (9)       6            -                   (32)
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EBITDA                                                                                                          1,233                             835                       158                      (136)                             (9)                                     2,081
 Adjustment to reflect NRG share of adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated                                              26                               1                      (28)                          2                               7                                         8
 affiliates
 Integration & transaction costs, gain on sale                                                                      8                            (45)                         -                          -                               -                                      (37)
 Deactivation costs                                                                                                14                               -                        28                          -                               -                                        42
 Asset write-offs and impairments                                                                                   6                              76                         3                          -                               -                                        85
 MtM (gains)/losses on economic hedges                                     (43)        (480)     10     170            -                  (343)
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Adjusted EBITDA                                                           1,244          387    171      36          (2)                  1,836
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Appendix Table A-10: Full Year 2015 Sources and Uses of Liquidity The following table summarizes the sources and uses of liquidity for full year 2015

                                                            
                                                                                                    Twelve months ended
($ in millions)                                                 December 31, 2015
======================================================== ==================== ==================== ====================
Sources:
 Adjusted Cash Flow from Operations                                                                              $1,945
 Equity Proceeds, NRG Yield, net of fees                                                                            599
 Debt Proceeds, NRG Yield Revolver                                                                                  551
 Debt Proceeds, NRG Yield Convertible Notes, net of fees                                                            288
 Tax Equity Financing, net of fees                                                                                  119
 Other investing and financing activities                                                                            76
 Debt proceeds, other project debt financing                                   15
-------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Uses:
 Debt Repayments                                                                                                  1,195
 Maintenance and Environmental Capex, net                                                                           650
 Growth Investments and Acquisitions, net                                                                           457
 Share Repurchases                                                                                                  437
 Debt Repayments, non-discretionary                                                                                 405
 Collateral Postings                                                                                                381
 NYLD Investment in Desert Sunlight                                                                                 311
 Common and Preferred Stock Dividends                                                                               200
 Distributions to Non-Controlling Entities                                                                          158
 Merger and Integration-related payments                                                                             34
                                           
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Change in Total Liquidity                                                  $(635)
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EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. These measurements are not recognized in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures of performance. The presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that NRG’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

EBITDA represents net income before interest (including loss on debt extinguishment), taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is presented because NRG considers it an important supplemental measure of its performance and believes debt-holders frequently use EBITDA to analyze operating performance and debt service capacity. EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

-- EBITDA does not reflect cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures, or contractual commitments;

-- EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs;

-- EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on debt or cash income tax payments;

-- Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and

-- Other companies in this industry may calculate EBITDA differently than NRG does, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to use to invest in the growth of NRG’s business. NRG compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally. See the statements of cash flow included in the financial statements that are a part of this news release.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented as a further supplemental measure of operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for mark-to-market gains or losses, asset write offs and impairments; and factors which we do not consider indicative of future operating performance. The reader is encouraged to evaluate each adjustment and the reasons NRG considers it appropriate for supplemental analysis. As an analytical tool, Adjusted EBITDA is subject to all of the limitations applicable to EBITDA. In addition, in evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, the reader should be aware that in the future NRG may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this news release.

Adjusted cash flow from operating activities is a non-GAAP measure NRG provides to show cash from operations with the reclassification of net payments of derivative contracts acquired in business combinations from financing to operating cash flow, as well as the add back of merger and integration related costs. The Company provides the reader with this alternative view of operating cash flow because the cash settlement of these derivative contracts materially impact operating revenues and cost of sales, while GAAP requires NRG to treat them as if there was a financing activity associated with the contracts as of the acquisition dates. The Company adds back merger and integration related costs as they are one time and unique in nature and do not reflect ongoing cash from operations and they are fully disclosed to investors.

Free cash flow (before Growth investments) is adjusted cash flow from operations less maintenance and environmental capital expenditures, net of funding, and preferred stock dividends and is used by NRG predominantly as a forecasting tool to estimate cash available for debt reduction and other capital allocation alternatives. The reader is encouraged to evaluate each of these adjustments and the reasons NRG considers them appropriate for supplemental analysis. Because we have mandatory debt service requirements (and other non-discretionary expenditures) investors should not rely on free cash flow before Growth investments as a measure of cash available for discretionary expenditures.

(1) Excludes negative contribution from NRG Home Solar of $173 million.

(2) Represents total discretionary debt retirements from November 2015 through February 2016 (excludes $405 million of non-discretionary debt amortization in 2015)

(3) Total impairments of $5,086 million net of taxes of $1,780 million.

(4) Excludes Goal Zero, NRG Home Services and NRG Home Solar

(5) See Appendix A-10 for the Full Year 2015 Sources and Uses of Liquidity detail.

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SOURCE: NRG Energy, Inc.

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