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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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Innergex Completes Purchase Of Seven French Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 15, 2016

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of seven operating wind power projects in France from German company wpd europe GmbH. The seven wind farms are located in the north and center of France with a total [Read More]

The Top 10 U.S. Wind Energy Utilities Of 2015: AWEA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

For the 12th consecutive year, Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy says it has claimed the No. 1 spot in the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) rankings of top utility wind energy providers. According to AWEA’s 2015 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, [Read More]

Minnesota Wind Farm Gets Fitted With TurbinePhD Condition Monitoring

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG) says a site-wide installation of its TurbinePhD condition monitoring system has been completed at the Grant County Wind Farm in Minnesota. Originally constructed in 2010 and owned by Aspenall Energies, the 21 MW project comprises 10 [Read More]

Canadian Firm Invests In NRG Wind Project In New Mexico

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Toronto, Ontario-based Fengate Capital Management has executed a purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition of a 25% equity interest in San Juan Mesa Wind Project LLC, which is the owner of a 120 MW wind project near Elida, N.M. [Read More]

Signed Clean Energy Bill Would Be ‘Giant Step Forward’ For Md., Says AWEA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Before the 2016 Maryland legislative session adjourned Monday, state lawmakers finalized legislation to increase the state’s use of renewable energy to 25% by 2020. In March, the state House of Delegates passed a bill to accelerate Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard [Read More]

California Leads The Nation In Advanced Energy Employment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Employment in California’s advanced energy industry grew 18% last year – six times the statewide employment growth rate – according to national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The report says more than half-a-million California workers spend some or all [Read More]

Vestas Enters Conditional Agreement For Huge U.S. Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Vestas has confirmed it has entered into a conditional agreement to supply wind turbines for a 600 MW project located in the U.S. The project has not yet translated into a firm and unconditional order with Vestas’ definition, the manufacturer [Read More]

World Bank’s Climate Change Plan Includes 30 GW Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

The World Bank Group has announced plans to help developing countries add 30 GW of renewable energy – enough to power 150 million homes – by 2020. That is just one of several ambitious goals laid out in the World [Read More]

Enel’s 400 MW Kansas Wind Project Now Under Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Enel SpA, has started construction of the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind farm, located in Clark County, Kan. Once completed, the project will be Enel’s largest wind farm worldwide. When [Read More]

CanWEA: Wind Poised To Play Big Role In Quebec’s 2030 Energy Policy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is welcoming the publication of the Quebec government’s 2030 energy policy, which includes increasing total renewable energy production by 25%. With the cost of the production of electricity at competitive levels compared with any [Read More]