Large solar and wind have a solid future at NRG Energy, as they provide compelling opportunities for growth and to strengthen its “partnership” with majority-owned NRG Yield, according to chief executive Mauricio Gutierrez.

“This is an important business that is strong today and only getting stronger,” he said on a third quarter earnings call, describing renewables as among the fastest growing segments of the energy industry. NRG is the largest US competitive power generator, most coming from traditional energy sources.

“Renewables