InStep Software Is Pleased To Announce Calpine As The Winner Of Their 2012 Innovation Award For Best Real Time Data Management Infrastructure

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Calpine Corporation is currently implementing InStep's eDNA real-time performance management software at over 91 power generation plants.  They are making extensive use of InStep's eDNA technology suite across multiple areas of their business including asset management, operational reporting, market decision making, and emissions discharge reporting.  The technology is deeply integrated into Calpine's core business systems including an intranet portal, turbine maintenance scheduling tool, warehouse inventory tool, cash book system and several mobile applications. They are leveraging a three-tier architecture with high availability and data security integrated at each of the tiers.  Calpine has expressed a passion for the ease of information access and data quality in all aspects of their real-time data management solution design leading to the selection of Calpine for this award.

InStep Software

InStep Software is a leading provider of real-time performance management and asset predictive analytics software for the electric utility, oil and gas, water management and manufacturing industries.  InStep's software products extend the investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by collecting, storing, displaying, analyzing and reporting the information provided by these systems. Hundreds of companies use InStep's software on a plant and corporate wide basis to actively manage and analyze the ever growing amount of real-time operational, regulatory and asset health related information.  Globally utilities are archiving over 1 trillion events each week using InStep's software platforms.

Calpine Corporation

Calpine Corporation is the largest independent power producer in the U.S., with a fleet of 93 power generation plants representing more than 28,000 megawatts of generation capacity.  Last year our plants generated more than 94 million megawatt hours of power for our wholesale customers in 20 states and Canada.  Our 91 operating plants as well as two under construction consist primarily of natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants that use advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner.  Our modern, clean, efficient and cost-effective fleet stands ready to respond to the increased need for cleaner and more affordable power as the economy recovers, as new environmental rules are implemented and force older, dirtier plants to retire or reduce generation, as variable renewable power generation from wind and solar grows and with it the need for flexible natural gas generation to assure firm supply to the grid, and finally, as natural gas becomes economically competitive with coal as a fuel for power generation.  Please visit www.calpine.com to learn more about why Calpine is a generation ahead - today.

SOURCE InStep Software, LLC



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