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Calpine Names Yvonne McIntyre Vice President-Federal Legislative Affairs

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Calpine Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets: CPNLQ) announced today that it has named Yvonne A. McIntyre as Vice President, Federal Legislative Affairs. In this capacity, Ms. McIntyre, who is located in Calpine's Washington, D.C. office, is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the federal legislative and regulatory strategies for the company and communicating with members of Congress. Ms. McIntyre joined Calpine in 2004 as Director of Federal Legislative Affairs.

"Yvonne is an experienced government and regulatory affairs advocate for the power sector. We look forward to her taking the lead on all legislative matters in Congress, with a particular focus on energy and environmental legislation," stated Robert P. May, Calpine's Chief Executive Officer. "As a leader in renewable geothermal energy and low-carbon power generation, Calpine is committed to advocating for legislation to address global warming while assuring the industry delivers power to consumers in the most reliable, fuel- efficient and environmentally responsible manner," he continued.

Ms. McIntyre has served in senior government affairs positions within the power industry for more than 12 years. Prior to joining Calpine, she represented major utilities and power companies in Washington, D.C. Ms. McIntyre has worked extensively on matters related to the national energy policy bill, California/Western energy markets and the Clean Air Act, and has also worked on tax and other issues relating to the promotion of renewable fuel technologies. Ms. McIntyre began her professional career with Detroit Edison in 1988 as an electrical engineer working in power plants and distribution systems service centers. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University and a Master's in Business Administration from Wayne State University.

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 North American power company, capable of delivering nearly 26,000 megawatts of clean, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 18 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The company owns, leases and operates integrated systems of fuel-efficient natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants. Please visit www.calpine.com for more information.

SOURCE Calpine Corporation
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CONTACT: Katherine Potter, cell, +1-408-398-6611, or kpotter@calpine.com, or Investor Relations, Karen Bunton, +1-408-792-1121, or karenb@calpine.com
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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Calpine Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.