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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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Acciona Commences Operations On Wind/Battery Storage Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

Acciona Energia has started up a hybrid wind-storage plant in Navarre of northern Spain. Located next to an experimental wind farm in Barasoain, the plant will use battery storage solutions that can be applied to commercial wind farms, explains Acciona. The [Read More]

Enel Signs Tax Equity Deal For Its First Missouri Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has signed a tax equity agreement for the 300 MW Rock Creek wind farm in Missouri. Rock Creek Wind Holdings LLC, which owns the [Read More]

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]