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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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Siemens Gamesa Servicing U.K. Offshore Giant For Five More Years

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced a renewal of its contract to service the 504 MW Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the east coast of the U.K. The five-year extension is for the operation and maintenance of the [Read More]

U.S. Helps Jamaica Look Into Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to the Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica (PCJ) to support the development of an offshore wind farm in the country. According to the USTDA, the feasibility study will evaluate the [Read More]

Enel Sells Majority Stake In 1.7 GW Of Mexican Renewables Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP) has sold a majority stake in 1.7 GW of renewable energy projects in Mexico, including 1 GW of solar and 700 MW of wind. EGP signed agreements with Canadian institutional investor Caisse de depot et [Read More]

GE Kicks Off DRONEWEEK, Featuring Meikle Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 09, 2017

GE has kicked off its third annual DRONEWEEK, running Oct. 9-13 and featuring aerial footage of different energy infrastructure each day. Each day will feature the following episode: -Day one: “The Wind Network,” showcasing Pattern Energy’s Meikle Wind Farm, the [Read More]

Belle River Wind Up And Running In Ontario

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 09, 2017

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) have announced that their 100 MW Belle River Wind power facility has completed construction and is now fully operational. Belle River Wind, located in Lakeshore, Ontario, is expected to [Read More]

GE, Microsoft Announce New Wind And Battery Storage Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 09, 2017

Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100% of the wind energy from GE’s new 37 MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. According to Microsoft, the agreement will help support Microsoft [Read More]

Enel Signs Tax Equity Deal With Goldman Sachs, GE For Thunder Ranch

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2017

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), acting through its subsidiary Thunder Ranch Wind Holdings LLC, has signed an approximately $330 million tax equity agreement with Goldman Sachs’ alternative energy investing group and GE Energy Financial Services for the 298 [Read More]

New Battery System To Help Store Wind Energy At Massachusetts School

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2017

On Thursday, executives with Vionx Energy and National Grid celebrated the completion and commissioning of Vionx’s 3 MWh storage unit at Holy Name Junior/Senior High School in Worcester, Mass. Designed for a lifetime of 20-plus years, the system will store [Read More]

Oklahomans Invited To Open Houses On Wind Catcher

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2017

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) is rolling out 11 open houses across northern and central Oklahoma to collect landowner and community input on preliminary study segments to help determine a power line route for the Wind Catcher Energy Connection. [Read More]

Senvion Nails Down First Wind Order In Argentina

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2017

Representing Senvion’s first partnership in Argentina, the company has secured an engineering, procurement and construction deal for 27 3.6M114 NES wind turbines for EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE). The Los Hercules wind farm, developed and owned by EREN RE, was [Read More]