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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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Grid Project With U.S., Canada Utilities To Advance Distributed Energy Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

Toronto-based Opus One Solutions says it is leading a $16.4 million project aimed at driving the development of technology to improve the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the grid. Specifically, the initiative will involve projects at three utilities in Canada [Read More]

Vestas To Power Indonesia’s First Large-Scale Renewables Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

Vestas has signed a conditional agreement to supply wind turbines for what will be Indonesia’s first large-scale renewable energy project, according to an announcement from the Danish Embassy to Indonesia. An agreement was signed between Indonesia’s national electricity company, PT [Read More]

Deepwater Wind Setting Up Shop In Massachusetts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

In an effort to spur its planned offshore wind project off the Massachusetts coast, Deepwater Wind is opening a new development office in downtown New Bedford, Mass. The opening of the new office comes as Providence, R.I.-headquartered Deepwater Wind accelerates [Read More]

Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference To Focus On Changing Political Conditions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

DNV GL and the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster are jointly organizing the Hamburg Offshore Wind conference, taking place April 5, 2017, at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg in Germany. The conference is expected to take place directly after the first round [Read More]

Clean Line Takes Illinois Wind Transmission Project Dismissal To Court

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

Clean Line Energy, along with a number of other entities, is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to appeal a decision that reversed the approval of the 500-mile Rock Island Clean Line.

Governors To Obama: Steps We Need To Take To Grow U.S. Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

In a letter to President Barack Obama, a bipartisan group of 20 governors has taken action to expedite the siting of new wind farms, both onshore and offshore, in the U.S. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the [Read More]

U.S. Wind Developer Noble Environmental Power Files For Bankruptcy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

Essex, Conn.-based Noble Environmental Power LLC (NEP), a renewable energy company that owns and operates 726 MW of wind projects in New York and Texas, is implementing a financial restructuring by voluntarily filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the [Read More]

Los Angeles Takes ‘Enormous Step’ Toward 100 Percent Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a measure that instructs the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to chart a path to 100% clean energy in the city. According to a news release from the bill’s [Read More]

Bird Concerns Lead To Denial Of Saskatchewan Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

Citing the protection of migratory birds, Scott Moe, Saskatchewan’s environment minister, has announced that a wind project near Chaplin will not be approved to proceed in its proposed location. According to a government news release, the Ministry of Environment made [Read More]

Gamesa Nears Shareholder Approval For Big Siemens Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

Gamesa’s board of directors has called an extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting, which the company says is needed to finally approve its merger with Siemens’ wind power business. Gamesa expects the meeting to take place on Oct. 25 in Zamudio, Vizcaya, [Read More]