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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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7-Eleven Signs Big Wind Power Agreement In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 03, 2017

Irving, Texas-headquartered 7-Eleven Inc. has signed an agreement with TXU Energy to purchase 100% wind energy for all of its Texas stores located in “competitive energy markets” – which covers most of the convenience store giant’s locations in the state. The [Read More]

Gamesa And Siemens Wind Power Officially Become One

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 03, 2017

With today’s registration of the combined company in the Mercantile Registry of Biscay in Spain, the big merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power has officially been finalized. According to the companies, the registration was the last step required to [Read More]

Ohio House Green-Lights Repeal Of Renewables Mandate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 03, 2017

Here we go again: Only a few months after Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, vetoed a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers have advanced new legislation to repeal the state’s renewable energy mandate. In June 2014, Ohio became the first U.S. state to [Read More]

Wind PPA Brings Iron Mountain’s Data Centers To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 03, 2017

Thanks, in part, to a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a new wind farm in Ringer Hill, Pa., Iron Mountain Inc. – a provider of storage and information management services – is powering its data center businesses with 100% [Read More]

First Power Achieved At Northland’s Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 03, 2017

The first turbine installed on the 332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind project has begun generating power and is now delivering green electricity into Germany’s grid, according to Northland Power Inc. The installation of the project’s 54 turbines began earlier [Read More]

Vestas Snatches Another Top Wind OEM Title In Slow Year For China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

More wind turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) rankings are in: According to MAKE’s newly released “Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share” analysis, Western turbine OEMs accounted for four of the top five positions. MAKE says Vestas emerged victorious in [Read More]

Enel’s 400 MW Cimarron Bend Wind Farm Powers Up In Kansas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Italy-based Enel S.p.A., has officially brought online the second and final half of its 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind farm, located in Clark County, Kan. The power from Cimarron Bend [Read More]

New Report Shows How To Boost Safety Of Offshore Wind Technicians

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

In an effort to make the International Maritime Organization (IMO) develop international standards, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has revealed new analysis it says could be used to increase the safety of offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians. To create [Read More]

Iowa Group Underscores Low Power Prices For The Wind-Rich State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Iowa produces more electricity from wind per capita than any other state, but importantly, according to new findings from the Iowa Policy Project (IPP), the state’s leadership in wind production has not come at a great expense to ratepayers. “This [Read More]

Report: The Rise Of Corporate Wind PPAs In The Great Plains

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Business Renewables Center, a nonprofit helping corporations buy renewable energy, has released a report highlighting the rise of wind energy for corporate purchasers in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). According to Anthony Teixeira, senior associate [Read More]