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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.
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San Diego Water Authority Seeks Proposals For Energy Storage Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego. According to the public agency, the project could lessen upward pressure on water rates [Read More]

College Professor Biking 1,250 Miles To Promote Midwest Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

Jim Tinjum, an avid bicyclist and professor of energy engineering and sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is in the middle of a 1,250-mile biking trip dedicated to promoting wind energy. According to the university, Tinjum is biking for three [Read More]

Vestas Wins V117-3.45 Order In Dominican Republic

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 14 V117-3.45 MW turbines for the 48 MW Larimar II wind park, located in the Enriquillo region of the Dominican Republic. The order was placed by Elecnor S.A., a Spanish business [Read More]

Regulators Green-Light Hawaiian Electric’s Path To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has accepted utility company Hawaiian Electric’s plan charting near-term actions leading to 100% renewable energy by 2045. The Power Supply Improvement Plan Update, accepted by the PUC on July 14, describes the work by [Read More]

Siemens Wind Power Shuttering Ontario Blade Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

Siemens Wind Power Ltd., as part of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, has decided to close its wind blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario, by early 2018. The closure, affecting 340 employees, will be conducted in phases through the rest of [Read More]

Xcel Program Powers Minneapolis Facilities With Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have a new agreement under which the city will purchase 17.8 million kWh of solar and wind energy annually. Of this total, 14 million kWh will be used for the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Apex Clean Energy To Manage Another IKEA Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

Apex Clean Energy has announced a multiyear contract to operate an IKEA Canada wind project, Oldman 2, located near Pincher Creek in Alberta. Comprising 20 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines, Oldman 2 generates 46 MW of clean energy for the Alberta [Read More]

Wind Energy Proves To Be Good Fit On New York Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

A farm owner in New York State is touting the advantages of the two Northern Power wind turbines powering his Sonshine Acres Farm. Vermont-based Northern Power Systems Corp., a provider of wind turbine technology, says it has seen a surge [Read More]

Acciona Scoops Up Ontario Wind Farm From Suncor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

Through its Canadian subsidiary, Acciona Energy International (AEI) has acquired 50% of the 76 MW Ripley Wind Farm in Ontario from Suncor Energy Inc. The Ripley Wind Farm was originally built as a joint venture by Suncor and Acciona in [Read More]

RFQ: Saudi Arabia Seeks 400 MW Of Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for 400 MW of wind power in Dumat Al Jandal, located in the Al Jouf region [Read More]