A power plant is like a factory. It takes a raw material and turns it into a product that is valuable to the economy. But unlike most products, power cannot be stored economically on a broad scale – it must be generated as it is needed. Therefore, reliability and flexibility are vital for keeping the lights on at homes and businesses across the nation.
Calpine meets this challenge with a fleet of modern power plants that use clean natural gas as the primary raw material to produce electricity. In addition, we are the nation’s largest producer of geothermal power.
Click the links below to learn more about the primary technologies behind our power plants.
Calpine uses simple-cycle, combined-cycle and cogeneration technologies to produce electricity from natural gas.
Geothermal power plants take advantage of high temperatures deep underground to generate steam for clean, sustainable power.