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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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Feds Approve Site Assessment Plan For Bay State Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the site assessment plan (SAP) for Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project proposed off the coast of Massachusetts. According to DONG Energy and New [Read More]

Nordex Secures French Wind Order From New Customer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the Pays Chaumontais wind farm, located 250 kilometers southwest of Paris in Jonchery. With a capacity of 14.4 MW, the project will comprise six N117/2400 turbines that will [Read More]

Senvion Enters Another New Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

Senvion has signed a contract with Croatia-based Vjetroelektrana Orjak for the delivery of five turbines for the Greda wind farm. Located close to the city of Blato na Cetini in southern Croatia, the project will feature five Senvion MM92 turbines [Read More]

San Diego Water Authority Seeks Proposals For Energy Storage Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego. According to the public agency, the project could lessen upward pressure on water rates [Read More]

College Professor Biking 1,250 Miles To Promote Midwest Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

Jim Tinjum, an avid bicyclist and professor of energy engineering and sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is in the middle of a 1,250-mile biking trip dedicated to promoting wind energy. According to the university, Tinjum is biking for three [Read More]

Vestas Wins V117-3.45 Order In Dominican Republic

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 14 V117-3.45 MW turbines for the 48 MW Larimar II wind park, located in the Enriquillo region of the Dominican Republic. The order was placed by Elecnor S.A., a Spanish business [Read More]

Regulators Green-Light Hawaiian Electric’s Path To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has accepted utility company Hawaiian Electric’s plan charting near-term actions leading to 100% renewable energy by 2045. The Power Supply Improvement Plan Update, accepted by the PUC on July 14, describes the work by [Read More]

Siemens Wind Power Shuttering Ontario Blade Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

Siemens Wind Power Ltd., as part of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, has decided to close its wind blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario, by early 2018. The closure, affecting 340 employees, will be conducted in phases through the rest of [Read More]

Xcel Program Powers Minneapolis Facilities With Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have a new agreement under which the city will purchase 17.8 million kWh of solar and wind energy annually. Of this total, 14 million kWh will be used for the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Apex Clean Energy To Manage Another IKEA Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

Apex Clean Energy has announced a multiyear contract to operate an IKEA Canada wind project, Oldman 2, located near Pincher Creek in Alberta. Comprising 20 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines, Oldman 2 generates 46 MW of clean energy for the Alberta [Read More]