Calpine Completes Sale of Broad River Energy Center to Energy Capital Partners LLC

Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:44pm EST

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HOUSTON--(Business Wire)--
Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today completed the sale of the Broad River
Energy Center to Broad River Power LLC, an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners
LLC, for $427 million plus adjustments, or approximately $504 per kilowatt. 

Located in Gaffney, South Carolina, the Broad River Energy Center is an 847
megawatt simple-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant. It began commercial
operations in June 2000 and has two long-term power contracts with Carolina
Power & Light Co., a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp. 

Calpine announced the planned transaction when it reported its third-quarter
earnings in November 2012, and the sale was approved by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission on December 18. 

About Calpine

Calpine Corporation generates more electricity than any other independent power
producer in America, with a fleet of 93 power plants in operation or under
construction, representing approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation
capacity. Serving customers in 20 states and Canada, we specialize in
developing, constructing, owning and operating natural gas-fired and renewable
geothermal power plants that use advanced technologies to generate power in a
low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner. Our clean, efficient, modern
and flexible fleet is uniquely positioned to benefit from the secular trends
affecting our industry, including the abundant and affordable supply of clean
natural gas, stricter environmental regulation, aging power generation
infrastructure and the increasing need for dispatchable power plants to
successfully integrate intermittent renewables into the grid. We focus on
wholesale competitive power markets and advocate for market-driven solutions
that create transparent forward price signals for investors. Please visit to learn more about why Calpine is a generation ahead - today. 

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amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ
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the risks identified in this release or in Calpine`s reports and registration
statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without
limitation, the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. These filings are available by visiting the
Securities and Exchange Commission`s website at or Calpine`s website
at Actual results or developments may differ materially from
the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, and
Calpine undertakes no obligation to update any such statements.

Calpine Corporation
Media Relations:
Norma F. Dunn, 713-830-8883
Investor Relations:
Bryan Kimzey, 713-830-8775

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