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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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First Solar Sells 139-MW Campo Verde Solar Project to Southern

LCG, April 24, 2013--First Solar, Inc. announced yesterday the sale of the Campo Verde Solar Project to Southern Power (a subsidiary of Southern Company) and Turner Renewable Energy. The acquisition is the fifth by the Southern Power-Turner Renewable Energy partnership.

The Campo Verde Solar Project is a 139-MW project, located on a 1,443-acre site in Imperial County, California. The project will employ First Solar's thin-film, photovoltaic (PV) modules. Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will construct the project and then operate and maintain the facility for ten years. Construction of the project commenced last December, and commercial operation is scheduled to begin this fall.

The power output from the project will be purchased under a 20-year agreement by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.

Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO stated, "By acquiring the Campo Verde Solar Project ? our largest solar installation to date ? we're more than doubling our solar capacity and increasing the diversity of our generation fleet."

California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires investor-owned utilities, publicly owned utilities, electric service providers and community choice aggregators to increase procurement from eligible renewable energy resources, like the Campo Verde Solar Project, to 33 percent of retail sales by the end of 2020.
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