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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FERC Approves Sierra Pacific-Portland General Combo

LCG, Nov. 22, 2000--The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday approved unanimously the application by Sierra pacific Resources Corp. to acquire Portland General Electric Co. from Enron Corp.

"FERC approval is a major milestone in Sierra Pacific's actions to acquire PGE," said Walter M. Higgins, chief executive. "This is a significant event for us, as well as for all of our customers, who will benefit from the efficiencies and combined success of merging our two companies."

Sierra Pacific said it has already obtained approval from the Oregon Public Utilities Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. The only remaining approval must come from the U. S. Securities andExchange Commission, under the Public Utilities Holding Company Act. The transaction is expectedto close during the first quarter of next year.

In November 1999, Sierra Pacific announced its intent to acquire PGE, a utility serving about 720,000 electric customers in northwest Oregon.

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