NRG's portable power packs allow SEPTA commuters to charge phones on the go

Commuters can rent portable packs to charge phones at 6 SEPTA stops

Ian Bush
August 12, 2018 - 4:01 pm
NRG Go portable battery packs


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A useful feature is coming to some SEPTA stations this week for those of us who suffer from low-battery anxiety.

Portable battery packs will be available to rent at six SEPTA locations.

"No more sitting on SEPTA station floors or inside the stadium while your phone charges," said NRG Director of Innovation Keri Murschell. 

SEPTA recently partnered with NRG to upgrade some stations and additional features.

"You slide your credit card through the machine and it will discharge you the correct power pack for your phone," Murschell explained. The packs can charge Android and iPhone devices.

The NRG Go battery packs are $4, as long as you return it by 9 the following evening — plenty of time to show Instagram what you're up to.

"No more worrying about whether you'll have enough juice to grab the great selfies, great plays or guitar solos," she added.

The NRG Go kiosks will debut Tuesday at the energy company's namesake transit station, NRG Station — formerly AT&T Station — as well as the City Hall Station, Olney Transportation Station, Frankford Transportation Center, 69th Street Transportation Center, and the University City Station.