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Baker Botts Advises NRG in Acquisition of 560 MW Texas Cogeneration Plant



WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2013 -- On April 8, 2013, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), entered into an agreement with a consortium of affiliates of Atlantic Power Corporation, John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), and Rockland Capital, LLC to acquire the Gregory cogeneration plant in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The cogeneration plant is equivalent to an approximately 560 megawatt (MW) Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plant with generation capacity of approximately 400 nominal MW and steam capacity of more than a million pounds per hour (160 MW of electricity equivalent). NRG is paying approximately $244 million for the plant. Counting both electrical generation and steam production, this cost equates to approximately $436 per kilowatt.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including Hart Scott Rodino pre-merger notification clearance and approval from Public Utility Commission of Texas, as well as third party consents. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter.

Baker Botts represented NRG in the transaction.

For more information, please see NRG’s news release by clicking here.

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