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Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian is an associate editor of North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She also serves as the editor of sister publication Unmanned Aerial Online and has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.

NextEra Breaks Ground On Repowered California Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 26, 2017

NextEra Energy Resources and nonprofit public agency Sonoma Clean Power are celebrating the groundbreaking of the Golden Hills North Wind Energy Center, a repowered project located in Alameda County, Calif. The Golden Hills North wind project is a complete repowering, [Read More]

Multi-Strand Aluminum Cable Launches For Down-Tower Wind Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 26, 2017

Southwire, a Georgia-based wire and cable producer, has launched a new multi-strand aluminum cable particularly suited for down-tower wind turbine applications. According to the company, the cable is more flexible than similar aluminum cables, making it easier to install. Also [Read More]

Alterra Inks Revenue Contract For Central Texas Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 26, 2017

Via a wholly owned project subsidiary, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has signed a new revenue contract for its 200 MW Flat Top wind project, located in central Texas. The company signed a 13-year power hedge agreement with an [Read More]

MHI Vestas Inaugurates Nobelwind Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

Along with project partner Parkwind, MHI Vestas has inaugurated the Nobelwind offshore wind farm, a 165 MW project off the coast of Belgium. Exactly one week after executives gathered to open Burbo Bank Extension in the U.K., MHI Vestas went [Read More]

Renewables-Focused DONG Energy Finds Buyer For O&G Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

Last year, Denmark-based energy group DONG Energy announced its intention to stray away from its oil and gas (O&G) business and focus more on renewable energy. Now, the company has found a buyer for its upstream O&G unit. DONG Energy [Read More]

Merged Firms Officially Establish ArcVera Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

The combined company of V-Bar LLC and Chinook Wind LLC has officially commenced operations as ArcVera Renewables. The two announced their agreement to merge on April 17. The Golden, Colo.-based company is now providing consulting and technical services for wind [Read More]

A Rundown Of AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

“Wind power has grown to be America’s largest source of renewable capacity because we’ve delivered on our promises,” remarked AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan at this week’s show in Anaheim, Calif.

PJM Capacity Auction Procures Half A Gigawatt Of Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

During its annual capacity auction, regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection recently procured 165,109 MW of resources for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. This included 504.3 MW of wind resources and 119 MW of solar resources. [Read More]

Kansas Regulators Deny Petition For Reconsideration Of Westar, Great Plains Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has denied the petition for reconsideration filed jointly by Great Plains Energy Inc. and Westar Energy Inc. regarding the KCC’s April 19 order denying approval of Great Plains’ acquisition of Westar. Great Plains Energy and [Read More]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Shrinks EPA, DOE Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which includes cuts to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unsurprisingly, many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out in response to [Read More]