TXCHPI Hosts Houston Power Lunch

TXCHPI Hosts Houston Power Lunch

Current Trends in Gas Markets in the US

AUSTIN, Texas, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Combined Heat & Power
Initiative (TXCHPI) hosts their Houston Power Lunch with Bob Hayes, VP of
Natural Gas Trading, Calpine (NYSE:CPN), on March 22, 2013 at Norris
Conference Center, Westchase, 9990 Richmond Ave. in Houston. Combined Heat &
Power, CHP technology fueled with clean-burning Texas natural gas, is the most
economic, efficient technology for generating electricity with fossil fuels.
CHP or cogeneration is the path for increasing building efficiency, for
corporate sustainability and for a reliable energy resource that improves air
quality and dramatically reduces water used for power production.

Speaker:

Bob Hayes has nearly 25 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Hayes
oversees physical gas purchasing and balancing for Calpine's fleet of 95
natural gas-fired (28,000 MW) power plants, as well as the real-time power
trading and dispatching functions and the power-scheduling group. He will
discuss current trends in the gas markets across the country, he'll cover
fueling plants in an ever-changing supply environment and he will conclude
with his forward views of the gas markets, including Texas.

Policy Update:

TXCHPI has recently released a policy statement and TXCHPI representatives
will provide an update on CHP waste heat recovery bills introduced in the
Texas Legislature, including one that provides margin tax deductions for CHP
projects with or without thermal energy storage. Combined heat & power or
cogeneration technologies provide increased efficiency that leads to economic
benefits, reduces water usage and helps meet clean air standards.

More information is available on the TXCHPI website where registration is
available online. Doors at 11:15 a.m., buffet lunch starts at noon and the
presentation begins at 12:30 p.m.

About TXCHPI:

TexasCombined Heat& Power Initiative(TXCHPI) is a non-profit associationof
business interests that supports clean, energy-efficient,CHP technology
applications in industrial, commercial and institutional settings. TXCHPI
champions CHP as the most effective, economical and environmentally sensible
energy option for Texas.

The Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13897

CONTACT: Paul Cauduro, Executive Director, Texas CHP Initiative
         512-705-9996, Executivedirector@texaschpi.org

         Debrah Dubay, Dubay Communications
         512-627-3782, Debrah@DubayCo.com

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