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NorthRenew Energy's Mesquite Sky Wind Project Commences Construction

LCG, January 21, 2021-–NorthRenew Energy (“NorthRenew”) announced today that Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) achieved construction commencement on the Mesquite Sky Wind Project, f/k/a Baird North Wind Project (“Mesquite Sky”), initially developed by NorthRenew and sold to Clearway in 2019. Following the sale in 2019, NorthRenew continued to assist Clearway with final development and pre-construction services.

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Minnesota Power Announces Vision for 100 Percent Carbon-Free Energy by 2050

LCG, January 13, 2021--Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company, yesterday announced its vision to deliver 100 percent carbon-free energy to customers by 2050.

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Texas Solar Project Sold to CIP

LCG, July 31, 2020—An affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed purchase of a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project near the Houston metro area from Solar Plus Development Inc. and Avondale Solar. The project, Fighting Jays Solar, was sold July 22 and is expected to break ground by summer 2022, according to the companies' press release.

Earlier in the month, Shell Energy North America entered into a long-term hedge agreement with the project to purchase power.

The day after the sale was complete, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners issued a Notice to Proceed to Centerpoint Energy to start construction on a substation that will permit interconnection with ERCOT.

The sale was initially announced in March. At that time the project was slated to be 440 MW and to break ground in 2020. Financial details have not been released.

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