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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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Senvion Notches First Irish Wind Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Marking its first contract in Ireland, German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a deal with renewable energy investor NTR on behalf of NTR’s wind investment fund. Under the contract, Senvion will supply five MM82 turbines for the Teevurcher wind [Read More]

Wind Advocacy Group Takes Action In North Dakota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Pro-wind group American Wind Action (AWA) has announced a new public education campaign in North Dakota. AWA, an independent and bipartisan organization, is executing a six-figure broadcast and cable TV buy, in addition to a statewide digital video ad. They [Read More]

Nordex Appoints New CEO After ‘Disappointing’ Market Forecast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

The supervisory board of German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has appointed Jose Luis Blanco to succeed Lars Bondo Krogsgaard as CEO of the company. Nordex says it presented record sales and profits in 2016 and increased its market share significantly; [Read More]

PG&E Goes Big On Renewable Resources

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Nearly 70% of the electricity Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) delivered to its customers in 2016 came from greenhouse-gas-free resources, the San Francisco-based company has announced. For renewable resources in particular – including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric [Read More]

Minnesota PUC Green-Lights 400 MW Of Wind For Otter Tail Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted unanimously to approve a modified version of Otter Tail Power Co.’s 15-year resource plan, which includes significant investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The PUC’s decision draws on advocacy in a [Read More]

ALLETE Bringing PTC-Qualifying Wind Farm To North Dakota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., is further highlighting the 100 MW wind farm it plans to build in North Dakota as part of Xcel Energy’s newly announced plans to bring more wind energy to the [Read More]

Avangrid Emerges Victorious In $9M North Carolina Offshore Wind Sale

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

After 17 rounds, a wind energy area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C., received a bid of $9,066,650 from Avangrid Renewables LLC.

World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Says Goodbye

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

After more than 25 years of operation, DONG Energy has decided to retire Vindeby, the world’s first offshore wind farm. Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm, consisting of 11 wind turbines, was connected to the grid in 1991. The Danish wind project [Read More]

Winter Storm Stella? Not A Problem For The Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

After winter storm Stella barreled through Rhode Island and the rest of the Northeast earlier this week, Deepwater Wind is reporting an “impressive performance” from the Block Island Wind Farm. All five turbines at the offshore wind farm, situated three [Read More]

Vestas Books Wind Turbine Order In Ukraine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Adding to Vestas’ re-start of market activities in Ukraine in late 2016, Vindkraft Tavriya LLC has ordered 12 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Novotroitsk wind park. The firm and unconditional order, totaling 41 MW, comprises the supply and commissioning of [Read More]