October 17, 2008

NRG Energy Appoints New Board Member

NRG Energy has appointed Kathleen McGinty, the former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, to its board of directors. Ms McGinty will serve on the governance and nominating committee.

As secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from 2003 until July 2008, Ms McGinty oversaw all environmental policy, regulatory and enforcement activities and also spearheaded key legislative initiatives in environment and energy.

Before joining the DEP, she spent six years in the Clinton White House, where she was chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and earlier served as a senior environmental advisor to vice president Al Gore.

Howard Cosgrove, chairman of NRG Energy, said: "Kathleen brings experience that will further strengthen our board of directors as we seek to position NRG to respond to the economic and environmental dynamics of our industry. Her insights and guidance with respect to our RepoweringNRG and ecoNRG programs will be invaluable."