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ALLETE's North Dakota Glen Ulin Wind Facility Online (Ind. Report)
ALLETE
Date: 2019-12-11
Minnesota-based Allete Inc. subsidiary Allete Clean Energy is reporting its 106-MW Glen Ullin Energy Center west of Bismarck, North Dakota is now online and producing wind power for Xcel Energy customers in the Upper Midwest. The 43-turbine wind facility produces sufficient electric power for about 55,600 homes.

ALLETE Clean Energy also developed the 107.5-mw Thunder Spirit wind farm near Hettinger and sold it to Montana-Dakota Utilities in 2015. ALLETE Clean Energy expanded Thunder Spirit to about 155 MW and sold the expansion to MDU in 2018. The company is also working on the 80-mw South Peak wind site in Montana with plans to bring it online near the end of the year to sell power to NorthWestern Energy. The company's approximately 300-megawatt Diamond Spring wind project in Oklahoma has broken ground and will sell wind power to Walmart, Starbucks and Smithfield Foods. (Contact: ALLETE, Business North, 10 Dec., 2019) Contact: ALLETE, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, vmeyer@allete.com, www.allete.com

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ALLETE Snares 303MW Apex Clean Energy Wind Project (M&A)
ALLETE Clean Energy,Apex Clean Energy
Date: 2019-05-06
ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, reports acquisition of the 303MW Diamond Spring wind project in Oklahoma from Charlottesville, Virginia-headquartered Apex Clean Energy.

With the acquisition, ALLETE Clean Energy will now build, own, operate and sell the wind power generated from the wind farm to two Fortune 500 companies under 15-year power sales agreements.

The purchase includes the two power sales agreements signed by Apex totaling up to 228MW and additional capacity to serve corporate and industrial markets.

ALLETE plans to break ground on the wind farm this year and expects to bring the facility which will generate sufficient energy for 114,000 households online in 2020. ALLETE Clean Energy currently owns and operates nearly 556MW of nameplate capacity wind energy generation in four states. (Source: Allete Clean Energy, PR, May, 2019) Contact: ALLETE, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, vmeyer@allete.com, www.allete.com; Apex Clean Energy , Mark Goodwin, CEO, (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com

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Allete Refurbishing 83-Turbine Oregon Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Allete Inc
Date: 2018-12-19
Minnesota-based Allete Inc. subsidiary Allete Clean Energy reports it is refurbishing its 50-MW Condon Wind power facility in Oregon as part of a fleet-wide optimization strategy.

The refurbishing, which will include new equipment and system upgrades, is expected to extend the operating life of the wind park and better position it for extending its existing contract with the Bonneville Power Administration when it expires in late 2022. (Source: Allete Clean Energy, PR, Various Media, Renewables, 18 Dec., 2018) Contact: Allete Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, vmeyer@allete.com, www.allete.com

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Allete Unloads North Dakota Thunder Spirit Wind Farm (M&A)
Allete Clean Energy,Montana-Dakota Utilities
Date: 2018-11-02
Further to our 5 March coverage, Duluth, Minnesota-based Allete Clean Energy is reporting the sale of the Thunder Spirit wind facility in North Dakota to Montana-Dakota Utilities. The wind farm incorporates 16, 3-MW turbines generating sufficient energy for approximately 15,000 homes.

Allete also reports ground-breaking on a 106-MW, North Dakota wind project that will supply electricity to Xcel Energy under a 20-year PPA.

With these transactions, Allete now owns and operates wind generation facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon and Pennsylvania, and plans additional projects in 2019.(Source: Allete Clean Energy, KDAL Radio, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., www.montana-dakota.com; Allete Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., , Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, vmeyer@allete.com, www.allete.com

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ALLETE Unloading Thunder Spirit Wind Phase 2 (Ind. Report, M&A)
ALLETE Clean Energy
Date: 2018-03-05
Duluth, Minnesota-based ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc. reports it will sell the 48-MW phase two of the Thunder Spirit wind farm near Hettinger, North Dakota to Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) for approximately $85 million. The deal, which has been approved by the ND PSC, is expected to close before the year end.

The 107-MW first phase of Thunder Spirit incorporates 43 turbines and generates sufficient power for approximately 30,000 homes.

ALLETE Clean Energy owns and operates approximately 535 MW of wind energy generation at facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon and Pennsylvania. The company was established in 2011 to acquire and develop capital projects to create energy solutions by way of wind, solar, biomass, hydro, natural gas, shale resources, clean coal technology and other emerging technologies. (Source: ALLETE Clean Energy, PR, 1 Mar., 2018) Contact: Allete Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., , Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, vmeyer@allete.com, www.allete.com

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ALLETE Orders GE Renewable Energy Wind Turbines (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Allete
Date: 2018-01-22
ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc. reports the purchase of 40-MW of wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy. The turbines qualify for 80 pct of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and would create more than 400 megawatts of additional qualified wind projects through 2021. This latest purchase will bring ALLETE Clean Energy's total wind project opportunity to approximately 1,500 MW.

The safe harbor turbines are part of ALLETE Clean Energy's multifaceted growth strategy that includes building and operating new wind projects based on long-term power purchase agreements, and build, own and transfer projects. (Source: Allete, StreetInsider, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: Allete Clean Energy, Al Rudeck, Pres., (218) 355-3232, www.allete.com; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com

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Allete Clean Energy Inks Turbine Refurbishment Deal (Ind. Report)
Allete Clean Energy
Date: 2017-08-07
Duluth, Minnesota-based Allete Clean Energy energy firm announced Wednesday an $80 million wind turbine project that would refurbish turbines at its two Storm Lake, Iowa wind farms and one in Minnesota.

The project would replace select blades, gearboxes and generators at the Storm Lake 1 and 2 wind sites in Buena Vista and Cherokee counties. The project would also repair turbines at the company's wind site in Lake Benton, Minnesota.

Storm Lake 1 incorporates 144 turbines that generate 108 MW of energy. It is adjacent to Storm Lake 2 that has 104 turbines that produce 79 MW.

The project is slated to get underway this year for completion in 2020. (Source: Allete Clean Energy, Sioux City Journal, 2 Aug., 2017) Contact: Allete Clean Energy, (218) 355-3232, www.allete.com

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ALLETE Clean Energy to Provide Wind Power to Xcel (Ind. Report)
ALLETE Clean Energy
Date: 2017-03-27
ALLETE Clean Energy reports it will build, own and operate a 100-MW wind farm north of Glen Ullin, North Dakota to provide power to Xcel Energy under the terms of a recently signed 20-year PPA. The Clean Energy One project has been under development since 2011. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and be completed in 2019.

With the completion of the Clean Energy One project, ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minnesota-based ALLETE Inc., will own and operate approximately 640 MW of wind generation capacity in five states. (Source: ALLETE, Daily Energy Insider, 21 Mar., 2017) Contact: ALLETE Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck, Pres., (218) 355-3232, www.allete.com

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