About the (Closed) Potomac River Generating Station:
In the fall of 2012, the Potomac River Generating Station (PRGS), formerly owned and operated by GenOn Energy, Inc. was permanently shut down.
NRG Energy, Inc., which merged with GenOn in December of 2012 and now owns the facility, is proceeding with decommissioning the plant in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Following the decommissioning process, NRG will explore redevelopment options for the former PRGS site. Any future redevelopment of the site will follow applicable City of Alexandria planning and zoning procedures. Please note that Pepco, the Potomac Electric Power Company, has a property interest in, and owns and operates an electrical substation on, the site.
For a link to the City of Alexandria’s website that includes historical information on the facility: Click here.
For a presentation about NRG and about progress on decommissioning the plant, Click here.
For Media (only) inquiries:
Contact David Gaier, NRG’s Director of Communications, East Region, at 609.524.4529
This number is for working members of the press only.
For all other inquiries: