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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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Consumers Joins Midwest Nuke Operator Firm

LCG, Nov. 10, 2000--Consumers Energy Co. said yesterday it has signed an agreement to become a full partner in Nuclear Management Company of Hudson, Wisc., and transfer responsibility for the operation of its Palisades nuclear plant located near South Haven, Mich., to the partnership.

NMC was formed by four upper Midwest utilities in February of last year to operate seven nuclear units at five plant sites in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. With Consumers Energy as a partner, NMC will have responsibility for operating eight units with 4,500 megawatts of generating capacity.

" Palisades is joining a group of plants with excellent records for safety, reliability and cost-effective production," said David W. Joos, Consumers president and chief executive for electric. "It is a vote of confidence for our employees that Palisades has been invited to be a part of this outstanding nuclear organization."

Consumers said current Palisades employees will continue to operate and maintain the plant under the direction of NMC. Consumers will retain ownership of the plant, its 789-megawatt output and the spent fuel stored on site. The utility also will retain the financial obligations for the safe operation,maintenance and decommissioning of the plant.

NMC was originally formed by Northern States Power Co., Alliant Energy, Wisconsin Electric Power Co., and Wisconsin Public Service Co. to operate and manage the nuclear generating plants owned by the four utilities.

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