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Six Calpine Facilities Recognized Through Clean Texas Program

11/17/2009

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2009-- Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today announced that six Calpine facilities have been recognized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) with Bronze Level membership in the Clean Texas Program for their efforts to achieve significant environmental results, create environmental awareness and protect air, water and land resources inTexas.

“The Clean Texas Program is designed to incent and recognize voluntary environmental excellence,” said Patrick Blanchard , Director, Environmental Health and Safety. “Calpine has long been a leader in helping to create a sustainable future for Texans and Americans, and this is further evidence of that commitment.”

The Calpine facilities achieving TCEQ Bronze Level membership include five power plants – Baytown Energy Center, Freestone Energy Center, Hidalgo Energy Center, Magic Valley Generating Station andPasadena Power Plant, as well as the company’s corporate headquarters in Houston. To meet the requirements as a Bronze Level facility, each site must adopt one environmental initiative and select one community service project annually.

Examples of Calpine’s environmental initiatives include:

  • Reducing non-transportation energy use by 5,000 megawatt hours at Baytown Energy Center
  • Reducing non-hazardous waste generation by 4 tons per year at Pasadena Power Plant
  • Increasing the recycled content of purchased materials by 20,000 pounds per year at corporate headquarters

Examples of Calpine’s community service projects include:

  • Participating in the Great American Clean-Up, a one-day trash pick-up in local communities, by theBaytown, Hidalgo, Magic Valley and Pasadena plants
  • Adopting commuting solutions under the auspices of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Commute Solutions program at Calpine corporate headquarters, resulting in the office being recognized as a “Best Workplace for Commuters”
  • Hosting the Freestone County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual wildlife and plant ID competition at Freestone Energy Center

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 nearly 25,000 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-fired, and renewable geothermal power plants. Using advanced technologies, Calpinegenerates 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, 2008. These filings are available by visiting the Securities 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.

Source: Calpine Corporation

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