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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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Emerging UAS Industry To Help Young U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Forge Ahead

Betsy Lillian
Written by Todd Sumner on September 08, 2016

In addition to operations and maintenance and pre-construction surveying, drones can be used to help detect listed species, such as the North Atlantic right whale, around offshore wind sites.

Xcel Energy Reaches Settlement On 600 MW Rush Creek

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Minneapolis-headquartered Xcel Energy and multiple parties have agreed to a settlement that would allow Xcel to build, own and operate the 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project, which includes 600 MW of new wind power and a corresponding 90-mile transmission [Read More]

Statkraft Brings I-RECs To Brazil In Support Of Renewables Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Norway-based clean energy generator Statkraft is now offering renewable power tracked by international renewable energy certificates (I-RECs) in Brazil. The certificates will be backed by its 35 MW Macaubas wind farm in Bahia. The project, co-owned with Brazilian pension fund [Read More]

Power System For 900 MW Triton Knoll Grabs Federal Consent

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

The U.K.’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has given development consent for the Triton Knoll Electrical System, which will transmit energy generated by the 900 MW Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, jointly developed by RWE Innogy and Statkraft. [Read More]

Hitachi To Roll Out Two 5.2 MW Offshore Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Tokyo-based Hitachi Ltd. has developed a 5.2 MW offshore wind turbine, the HTW5.2-136, designed to increase output in light-wind regions that have annual average wind speeds below 7.5 m/s. In addition, the company’s HTW5.0-126, which has been increased to 5.2 [Read More]

Mass. Marine Terminal To Become Hub For Offshore Wind Support

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito administration has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with DONG Energy, Deepwater Wind and OffshoreMW to lease the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as a staging and deployment location for future wind projects. Operated by the Massachusetts Clean [Read More]

R.I. Wastewater Treatment Company Goes All In On Wind, Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC), a wastewater treatment company based out of Providence, R.I., is reportedly planning to operate on 100% renewable energy in two years’ time. According to an article from Rhode Island Public Radio, the company already has [Read More]

Community Green Energy Groups Take Big Hit In U.K., Says Trade Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

U.K. trade body Co-operatives UK says it is demanding action after government policy U-turns have sparked a drop in community green energy start-ups by more than 80% in the country. According to the group, only 10 new community energy organizations [Read More]

U.K. College Opening Up Renewables Training Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

The U.K.’s Northumberland College is opening a purpose-built training center specifically for teaching about renewable energy. The Wind and Renewables Centre, based at the Port of Blyt, will offer courses and workshops to allow students to gain experience and qualifications [Read More]

PNE Wind Mulls 152 MW Portfolio Sale

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

German wind farm developer PNE Wind AG is planning a partial or full sale of a 152 MW onshore wind farm portfolio to one or more investors. The company’s executive board recently made the decision with the agreement of the [Read More]