Calpine names Robert Fishman to head peaker program

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26, 2002 — Calpine Corp. has named Senior Vice President Robert (Bob) Fishman to lead the company’s GE LM6000 combustion gas turbine peaker program.

Fishman will oversee development, engineering and construction of 15 peaking turbines located at sites throughout Northern California. All will go on line during 2002, and will provide 675 megawatts of peaking capacity to the California Department of Water Resources through two long-term agreements.

“Bob’s extensive industry experience in engineering and construction, particularly with the LM6000 turbine generator packages, will be invaluable as we go forward with our peaker program,” said Jim Macias, Calpine’s chief operating officer. “This program will allow us to provide California consumers needed new capacity to help meet periods of high demand.”

Fishman, who joined Calpine in September 2001, has nearly three decades of power industry experience. Much of that time was spent in project development, management and engineering on facilities ranging from large natural gas-fired, combined-cycle and cogeneration facilities to peaking projects, distributed generation and alternative energy projects.

Prior to joining Calpine, Fishman was President of PB Power, a power engineering and consulting firm, in the Parsons Brinckerhoff family of companies. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master of science degree and degree of mechanical engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.

Based in San Jose, Calif., Calpine Corporation is an independent power company that is dedicated to providing customers with clean, efficient, natural gas-fired power generation. It generates and markets power, through plants it develops, owns and operates in 29 states in the United States, three provinces in Canada and in the United Kingdom.

Calpine is the world’s largest producer of renewable geothermal energy, and it owns and markets 1.3 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves in Canada and the United States. The company was founded in 1984 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPN. For more information about Calpine, visit its website at

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