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Calpine is a power generation company based in San Jose, California. They are known for their natural gas and geothermal plants. Their primary business strategy focuses on operating power plants in deregulated markets throughout the United States.
The CEO of Calpine is Thad Hill who has been with Calpine since 1996 when they acquired Power Marketing Inc., an independent power producer he co-founded in 1993. He was appointed president and chief executive officer of Calpine Corporation in April 2000. Mr. Hill will continue to lead Calpine's management team, which includes two highly accomplished individuals with whom he worked closely during his tenure at PMI - CFO David Hardy, who joined the company shortly after its formation, and John Shively, who now serves as president of Calpine's Western Region.
Mr. Hill is a well-known leader in the electric utility industry, having served as chairman of the Edison Electric Institute for several years and on numerous boards including those of The Cleantech Forum, One Future (an alliance of large energy consumers), Centerpoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) and Dynegy (NYSE: DYN). He also has received recognition for his work with environmental groups such as Th Odessa, Texas. One Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund.