Calpine Names Michael D. Rogers, Senior Vice President and President of Power Operations



    SAN JOSE, Calif. and HOUSTON, Dec. 13 /CNW/ -- Calpine Corporation (Pink
Sheets: CPNLQ) today announced the promotion of Michael Rogers to Senior Vice
President and President of Power Operations.  He will report to Robert P. May,
Calpine's Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Rogers previously served as Interim
Executive Vice President of Power Operations for the past two months.
    In his new role, Mr. Rogers will oversee Calpine's nearly 24,000-megawatt
operating portfolio of clean, efficient and reliable natural gas-fueled and
renewable geothermal power plants.  He also is responsible for Calpine's
engineering, construction, asset management and turbine maintenance
activities.
    "I'm pleased to have Mike join Calpine's senior management team.  He is a
true leader in power operations and will strengthen Calpine's position as a
national leader in renewable geothermal energy and clean, natural gas-fueled
generation," stated Robert P. May, Calpine Chief Executive Officer. "Under
Mike's leadership, Calpine recently reorganized its operations group to better
position our company to emerge from Chapter 11 as a more competitive company
with a renewed focus on meeting our customers' energy needs and building
shareholder value."
    Mr. Rogers joined the company in 2001 and has worked in both operations
and development, with previous experience in power plant operations, control
area operations and energy trading.  From 2006 to 2007, he served as Senior
Vice President of Calpine's 7,300-megawatt Western power operations.  Prior to
joining Calpine, Mr. Rogers was with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where
he held positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of groups,
including Geothermal Operations, Plant Operations,  Grid Operations and
Generation Portfolio Management.  Mr. Rogers is a graduate of the University
of California at Davis with a degree in chemical engineering.
    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, capable of delivering nearly 24,000 megawatts of clean,
cost-effective, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and
communities in 18 states in the U.S. The company 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 http://www.calpine.com for more information.




For further information:

For further information: Media Relations, Mel Scott, +1-713-570-4553, 
scottm@calpine.com, or Investor Relations, Norma Dunn, +1-713-830-8883, 
norma.dunn@calpine.com, both of Calpine Corporation Web Site:
http://www.calpine.com

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