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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Refunds to California Utilities Will Be Delayed by Settlements

LCG, Apr. 15, 2004--The California Independent System Operator (ISO), which is preparing market data to be used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the determination of refunds by power producers to utilties, said through a spokesman today that the data would be provided to the FERC by November, later than expected.

The ISO is conducting the processing of data related to the California power market during the energy crisis of 2000-01, in order to determine the prices that should have resulted in the market, given generators' costs of production. Although the ISO expected to submit the cost data by the summer, the work is being delayed by the possibility that settlements will occur between power producers and regulators. FERC has stated that prices were unust and unreasonable, but has signaled that it is not in agreement with California officials' assertion that power producers owe nearly $9 billion worth of refunds.

Once refunds have been calculated, the amount paid could be offset in certain cases by the fact that some payments by the utilities to producers are still outstanding. Some power sellers that do not settle or agree with the refunds may file legal challenges once FERC's determination of amounts owed are announced.
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