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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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AWEA, Clean Energy Groups Back Proposed FERC Changes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

A number of clean energy groups, including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), are voicing their support for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests, as well as [Read More]

Boston Health Care Nonprofit With Big Renewables Goals Signs Up For Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

As part of its carbon-reduction plans, Boston-based nonprofit Partners HealthCare has signed a contract to buy power from a 28.8 MW wind project to be built in Antrim, N.H. Partners will purchase 75% of the project’s capacity. The wind farm, [Read More]

Suzlon Brings 100.8 MW Of Wind To National Aluminium Co.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

Suzlon Group has installed and commissioned two wind energy projects for India’s National Aluminium Co. Ltd. at Gondikota in Andhra Pradesh and Jath in Maharashtra. The projects, each at 50.4 MW, have the potential to provide power to over 54,000 [Read More]

DONG Energy U.K. Chairman Retiring After 13 Years

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s U.K. chairman, is retiring in June after 13 years with the company. In turn, Matthew Wright, CEO of Southern Water, has been appointed managing director of DONG Energy U.K. According to the company, Cheshire was DONG [Read More]

Calif. Produce Company Combines Wind, Solar And Cogeneration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

North American produce company Taylor Farms is now using a combination of wind, solar and cogeneration energy systems to power the majority of its Gonzales, Calif., facility’s operations. Combined, the systems generate 4.25 MW of energy on-site, which will be used [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

The Highs And Lows Of Clean Energy Investment In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17) – down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance [Read More]

Senvion Expands Wind Presence In Czech Republic

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Senvion has inked an order for 11 MM100 and two MM92 turbines for the Vaclavice wind farm, located in Hradek nad Nisou in the Okres Liberec region of the Czech Republic. Representing Senvion’s first contract with EEH s.r.o., the deal [Read More]

DOE Reveals 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 12 collegiate teams chosen to participate in the third Collegiate Wind Competition, taking place at next year’s American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. The competition, led by [Read More]

Oklahoma Senate Green-Lights Early Sunset Of Wind Tax Credits

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

Having passed both the House and Senate, a bill ending Oklahoma’s wind tax credits on July 1 now heads to the desk of the governor, who proposed the early sunset in the first place.