Founded in 1984, Calpine Corporation is a major U.S. power company, currently capable of delivering more than 27,000 megawatts of clean, reliable and fuel-efficient power to customers and communities in 20 U.S. states and Canada. Calpine Corporation is committed to helping meet the needs of an economy that demands more and cleaner sources of electricity. Calpine develops, constructs, owns and operates a modern and flexible fleet of low-carbon, natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants. Using advanced technologies, Calpine generates power in a reliable and environmentally responsible manner for the customers and communities it serves.
Calpine and the Environment
Calpine's energy centers are among the newest and cleanest in the nation, producing low-cost, reliable electricity. Read more about our commitment to protecting the environment.
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Calpine in the Community
Calpine believes in being a good neighbor and an involved corporate citizen. We assist local charities in areas where our facilities are located, and our employees volunteer their time and talent generously. Find out more about our community involvement.
Calpine Quick Facts
- Founded in 1984
- Traded on the NYSE under the symbol: CPN
- Corporate office in Houston, Texas
- As of April 2013, Calpine's fleet includes 93 power plants in operation or under construction with the capacity to generate more than 27,000 megawatts of electricity.
- Calpine began construction on the 619 megawatt Russell City Energy Center natural gas-fired plant in Hayward, Calif., in November 2010.
- A 121 megawatt upgrade is under way at the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility in San Jose, Calif.
- In Texas, two plants in the Houston Ship Channel area – the Channel and Deer Park Energy Centers – currently remain in operation while construction is underway on upgrades of approximately 200 megawatts at each.
- Construction began on the 309-megawatt Garrison Energy Center in Dover, Delaware, in April 2013.
- York Energy Center in Peach Bottom Township, Pa., is the newest plant in Calpine’s fleet. This 565-megawatt, natural gas-fired plant commenced commercial operation in March 2011.
- Uses clean, proven technologies: natural gas combined-cycle and geothermal energy
- Calpine is North America's largest geothermal power producer. At The Geysers in Northern California, Calpine harnesses naturally heated steam from the earth to create renewable "green" electric power