Calpine Corp. has confirmed that it plans to develop a 309 megawatt natural gas-fired generation plant in Delaware and continue its efforts to switch from coal to gas in the portfolio it obtained when it acquired Conectiv Energy‘s generation fleet from Pepco Holdings Inc. in a $1.3 billion deal two years ago (see Daily GPI, Aug. 2, 2010). Calpine said the completion of the Garrison Energy Center in Dover, DE, depends upon “continued successful development milestones,” but Calpine is “committed to proceed with full-scale development efforts.” Calpine CEO Jack Fusco said Calpine voluntarily eliminated the coal-fired plants among the 19 facilities it purchased from Pepco, and the Garrison plant development is the next step in that commitment.

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