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Calpine Corporation

Calpine Corporation (Calpine) is an independent wholesale power producer in the United States. It owns and operates primarily natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America and has presence in wholesale power markets in California, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It has invested in clean power generation. It is developing, constructing and operating an environmentally responsible portfolio of power plants. Its portfolio is primarily consist of two types of power generation technologies: natural gas-fired combustion turbines, which are combined-cycle plants, and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. It sells wholesale power, steam, capacity, renewable energy credits and ancillary services to its customers.... Read more


Houston, TX


2,138 US Employees



Recent Awards

Company Snapshots

Calpine Director of Finance Fred Stachowiak adjusts a biking helmet for a Boys & Girls Club member at the Havard Boys & Girls Club on Airline Drive.  Calpine employees bought and built 110 bicycles that they donated to children served by five local organizations during two holiday bike rallies in December 2012.
A cook team led by employees from Calpine’s Clear Lake Energy Center served up dinner and breakfast at the overnight stop in La Grange for the 120 Calpine cyclists and 90 volunteers who participated in the 2013 MS 150.
Forty employee volunteers supported 121 Team Calpine runners from all over the nation during the 2013 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon.  Calpine employees raised more than $140,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and were honored by “Run for a Reason” as the top fundraising team for the event.
Calpine volunteers celebrated opening day of the 2013 Lindale Little League baseball season with a dedication at Moody Park, where Calpine helped revitalize ball fields as part of the Community Leaders program with the Houston Astros and the City of Houston.  Employees distributed batting helmets and equipment bags to nearly 200 young players.  Pictured (beginning second from left) are Calpine Chief Executive Officer Jack Fusco, Calpine Vice President of Corporate Communications Norma Dunn and Astros Chairm