Edited by Scott Morgan

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NRG Energy Inc. (NRG), 211 Carnegie Center, Princeton 08540-6213; 609-524-4500; fax, 609-524-4501. David Crane, president and CEO. Home page: www.nrgenergy.com.

NRG Energy has bought a nearly-finished 22-megawatt solar plant from First Solar in California that will serve Southern California Edison customers.

The plant will be the first solar power plant in operation for NRG when it comes online later this year.

New in Town

Wells Fargo Advisors (WFC), 1246 South River Road, Suite 105, Cranbury 08512-; 609-655-0202; fax, 609-655-2727. Christopher Foley, senior financial advisor. Home page: www.wellsfargoadvisors.com.

Wells Fargo Advisors has opened a new branch in Cranbury.

One of the few financial institutions to gain strength after the collapse of the financial sector, Wells Fargo turned itself from a west coast institution into a national presence late last year when it picked up approximately 10,000 retail locations from Wachovia. The deal put more than $1 trillion in assets under Wells Fargo’s control.

The official rebranding to Wells Fargo Advisors was announced in May.

BTaylor Public Affairs, LLC, 5 Vaughn Drive, Second Floor, Princeton 08540; 609-356-0089; fax, 609-356-0093. Home page: www.btaylorpublicaffairs.com.

Becky Taylor, one time senior director of communications for Bristol-Myers Squibb and director of communications for Governor Christine Whitman, has opened her own public relations office at Vaughn Drive.

The agency, founded in 2008, has special areas of focus in science education and the professions.

Taylor has a long history in public affairs. A daily news reporter in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, she worked more than 14 years in public affairs for the state before becoming communications director and press secretary to Whitman in 1995.

In 1998 the Stephens College graduate became the senior director of corporate communications at B-MS, where she oversaw corporate and public campaigns for 10 years. In that time she co-founded the movement to create the 20-mile Lawrence Hopewell Trail, a biking and hiking trail slated for completion by 2012.

Crosstown Moves

The Oxford Princeton Programme, 101 Morgan Lane, Second Floor, Plainsboro 08536; 609-524-1132; fax, 609-520-1192. Clara Lippert, president. Home page: www.oxfordprinceton.com.

The Oxford Princeton Programme, which trains members of the energy, commodities, and derivatives industries, has moved its offices from Village Boulevard.

Founded in 2000 by the merging of British and American companies, the firm split just a few years later into Oxford Princeton and FAME Information Services, which went to New York after 15 years here.

The Oxford Princeton Programme offers web-based and instructor-led training programs. Online training in energy, commodity, and derivatives industries is offered through www.princetonlive.com. Courses include the oil, petrochemicals, natural gas, and coal industries.

Leaving Town

Greenstreet of New Jersey Inc., 221 Witherspoon Street, Princeton; 609-356-0872. Richard Feldmann LEED AP, director of operations. Home page: www.greenstreetinc.com.

Architect Richard Feldmann has moved out of his Witherspoon Street location.

Feldmann, who just opened the location in January, said his firm has temporarily relocated to Philadelphia while the landlords of the Witherspoon Street office renovate the building. But he will not be coming back, planning instead to move to a permanent office in Morristown.

The company is an off-shoot of a New York City company of the same name that has fast built a name for itself in the green building industry. Feldmann himself is also a cartoonist, who started his career in finance.

A 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (Rowan University), Feldmann spent the first 21 years after graduation on Wall Street, working for E.F. Hutton and then for a number of companies that acquired that investment house. In 2003 he and two friends started their own private wealth management company, CapTrust Financial, which was located in Lawrence, and has since been sold.

After dabbling in buying, renovating, and selling houses just before the market fell apart, Feldmann took some savings from his financial work and investments and spent time traveling and working on his cartoons. His children, a grown son and a daughter who is now studying at Rowan University, often accompanied him.

While developing his work, Feldmann was introduced to Henry Martin, a Princeton graduate who sold his first cartoon to the New Yorker in 1950 and contributed more than 650 in his career.

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