Calpine--This California-based company posted $217 million in net income in the third quarter, down from $238 million this time last year. Its largest income is from California operations, but there was a reported decrease over last year due to lower sales resulting from cooler temperatures this year. The corporation is expanding its Geysers geothermal facility. It also is enlarging its Los Esteros plant from a 188 MW simple-cycle plant to a 308 MW combined-cycle facility. Calpine notes that its 600 MW Russell City project in Hayward is \u201cunder advanced stages of development.\u201d Completion remains dependent on air permits. Constellation--The company posted $29 million in earnings for the quarter, nearly the same as the $28 million it reported in the third quarter of last year. The company owns biomass and solar generation in California. Constellation backed off on its nuclear power plant commitment. In late September, the corporation completed the sale of its half stake in a potential new nuclear power plant in Texas to EDF. Still, Constellation owns almost 2,000 MW of nuclear power in the nation and has a pending application for a new nuclear facility in Maryland. It also owns coal plants. Comverge--This demand-response aggregator that contracts with California utilities reported a $1.4 million loss this quarter. Last year at this time, the loss was $9.4 million. It reports about 3,000 NW (negawatts) under its management nationwide. EnerNOC--This demand-response aggregator holding contracts with California utilities is out of the hole. It posted a $43.9 million profit for the quarter, compared to a gain of $26.6 million this time last year. First Solar--This photovoltaic company posted net income of $176.9 million this quarter versus $153.5 million in the third quarter last year. In July, it acquired NextLight Renewable Power. The California Public Utilities Commission in June approved a contract for its 290 MW Agua Caliente project in Yuma, Arizona, to supply power to Pacific Gas & Electric. First Solar reports that it\u2019s \u201cin discussions\u201d with equity investors on that project. It has a 21 MW Blythe facility contracted to Southern California Edison. Also in development in California are another 300 MW with PG&E called Sunlight. Under the plan, Sunlight is to deliver an additional 250 MW to Southern California Edison. First Solar also is planning a 300 MW project called Stateline for Edison. NextEra Energy--NextEra, which is California\u2019s primary wind developer, reported $386 million in net income for the quarter. This compares with $212 million in the same quarter 2009. It received approval on Sept. 29 from the California Energy Commission for its 250 MW Genesis solar facility. Ormat--This geothermal company reported a net loss of $1.5 million this quarter, way down from a $16 million profit this time last year. On July 2, Ormat Technologies agreed to acquire Constellation\u2019s 50 percent stake in the partnership that owns the geothermal power plants at the Mammoth complex for $72.5 million. Ormat\u2019s now the sole owner of 29 MW of power plants, and associated equipment, comprising the Mammoth complex, including the rights to over 10,000 acres of undeveloped federal lands. Ormat specializes in geothermal energy. It\u2019s based in Reno, Nevada. SunPower--The San Jose-based photovoltaic company notes it is reporting quarterly earnings Nov. 11.