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Calpine Makes SEC Filing Required by Plan of Reorganization

01/16/2009

HOUSTON & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2009--Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) announced today that it filed a Form S-3A Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This filing updates the previous Form S-3 Registration Statement originally filed onAugust 13, 2008.

The filing is being made to comply with Calpine's obligation under a registration rights agreement entered into in connection with its successful emergence from bankruptcy in January 2008. The shares being registered were previously issued to the stockholders named in the registration statement in connection with Calpine's plan or reorganization. No new shares are being issued or sold by Calpine under the registration statement.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted before the time the registration statement becomes effective absent an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This notice shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

About Calpine

Calpine Corporation is helping meet the needs of an economy that demands more and cleaner sources of electricity. Founded in 1984, Calpine is a major U.S. power company, currently capable of delivering over 24,000 megawatts of clean, cost-effective, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 16 states in the United States and Canada. Calpine owns, leases, and operates low-carbon, natural gas-fueled, and renewable geothermal power plants. Using advanced technologies,Calpine generates electricity in a reliable and environmentally responsible manner for the customers and communities it serves. Please visit www.calpine.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Information

In addition to historical information, this release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Words such as "believe," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "may," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning expected financial performance and strategic and operational plans, as well as assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. You are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Please see the risks identified in this release or in Calpine's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. These filings are available by visiting theSecurities and Exchange Commission's web site at www.sec.gov or Calpine's web site at www.calpine.com. Actual results or developments may differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, and Calpine undertakes no obligation to update any such statements.

CONTACT: Calpine Corporation
Media Relations:
Mel Scott , 713-570-4553
scottm@calpine.com
or
Investor Relations:
Andre Walker , 713-830-8775
andrew@calpine.com

Source: Calpine Corporation