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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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Gamesa Wins Big Order For Avangrid’s New Mexico Wind Complex

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 08, 2016

Gamesa recently landed an order for the supply of 142 G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at the El Cabo wind farm, being built in New Mexico. The wind farm is being developed by Avangrid Renewables, a merger of Iberdrola USA and [Read More]

Federal Court Makes Cape Wind Ruling: A Win For Both Parties?

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Written by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

The long-embattled offshore project has now been met with an appeals court ruling that says federal agencies were in violation of environmental statutes when they approved the wind farm’s lease.

DONG Energy Wins Tender For Offshore Wind Pair Totaling 700 MW

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

DONG Energy has won a tender from the Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs to build Dutch offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2, each with a capacity of 350 MW. DONG Energy won the concessions with an average bid strike [Read More]

SunEdison Hands Over 600 MW Wind Farm Development To Pattern

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has acquired from SunEdison – which is currently moving through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process – the development rights to the proposed 600 MW King Pine Wind project. King Pine Wind is currently under [Read More]

ABS Group Forms New Partnership For Drone-Based Wind Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

ABS Group, a provider of technical inspection and verification services to the global power and wind energy industries, has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver wind turbine inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to Ted Hofbauer, ABS [Read More]

BOEM Offers One More Week For Public Comments On N.Y. Offshore Wind Area

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the 30-day public comment period for the environmental assessment (EA) of a proposed wind lease area offshore New York. On June 6, BOEM published the “Environmental [Read More]

Australian Government To Buy Output Of ACCIONA Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

Having won a tender from the government of Victoria, Australia, ACCIONA Energy will begin construction of its Mt Gellibrand wind farm in Victoria early next year. With an expected capacity of 132 MW, the wind farm will be located 65 [Read More]

Pattern Energy Makes Decision On 324 MW New Mexico Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2016

Pattern Energy Group Inc. has committed to acquire interests in the 324 MW Broadview Wind power facility and an associated transmission line from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development). Broadview Wind, located 30 miles north of Clovis, N.M., is currently [Read More]

National Grid Brings 20-Mile-Long Undersea Cable To Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2016

National Grid recently completed a 20-mile undersea cable that will link power from Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm to Rhode Island’s mainland power grid. The sea2shore cable was installed between Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, R.I., and Crescent Beach [Read More]

Vestas Scores U.S. Wind Orders Totaling 162 MW

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2016

Vestas has received two firm and unconditional orders totaling 162 MW for an undisclosed U.S. customer. Both orders include the supply and commissioning of V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as Active Output Management 5000 service agreements. For one of the [Read More]