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Deal of the Week: NRG Energy buys retail electricity and natural gas business for $300M

Olivia Pulsinelli
Deal of the Week: NRG Energy buys retail electricity and natural gas business for $300M

NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG), which has dual headquarters in Houston and New Jersey, will buy Dallas-based Stream Energy’s retail electricity and natural gas business for $300 million plus working capital. The all-cash deal will grow the company’s market share in Texas and other states. Stream serves more than 600,000 residential customer equivalents in nine states and Washington, D.C. A residential customer equivalent is an industry term for the typical yearly consumption by a single-family residential customer, with one RCE representing 1,000 therms of natural gas or 10,000 kWh of electricity, the release explains.