On April 11 Mirant Energy and RRI Energy announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to create GenOn Energy. GenOn will become one of the nation’s largest independent power producers with 24,700 megawatts of generation.
Mirant Energy consists of 11 power generation plants in 5 different states while RRI Energy’s fleet of power generation consists of 36 plants in a total of 8 different states.
The new GenOn fleet will have a wide range of generating fuel types from coal fired plants, gas and/or oil, diesel power and jet engine powered turbines.
Of the 47 power generation sites involved with this merger, 21 are represented by various IBEW locals.
The following locals represent one or more of the Mirant or RRI Energy holdings:
Local 29 — RRI Energy
Local 47 — RRI Energy
Local 327 — RRI Energy
Local 459 – RRI Energy
Local 503 – Mirant
Local 777 – RRI Energy
Local 1245 – Mirant
Local 1900 – Mirant