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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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EU Alleges ‘Incorrect Or Misleading’ Info On GE, LM Wind Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2017

The European Commission (EC) is alleging that GE breached European Union (EU) merger procedural rules during the company’s acquisition of LM Wind Power earlier this year. According to a press release from the commission, GE has been sent a statement [Read More]

NAW Exclusive: Sen. Grassley Talks Trump, Perry And Wind Tax Credits

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Written by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2017

“We’ve heard him say things about wind energy killing birds, but that doesn’t mean he’s against wind energy,” argues the senior U.S. senator from Iowa.

Greenbacker Scoops Up Fossil Gulch Wind Park In Idaho

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2017

Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC has purchased Fossil Gulch Wind Park, a 10.5 MW wind farm in Hagerman, Idaho. Greenbacker bought the project for approximately $6.175 million. The wind farm sells its power directly to [Read More]

Michigan Utility Starts Next Phase Of Cross Winds Energy Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2017

Michigan utility Consumers Energy has broken ground on its third wind project, Cross Winds Energy Park II, located in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township in Michigan. Consumers Energy is working with lead contractor White Construction, which has started building access roads [Read More]

Vestas Announces Half A Gigawatt Of U.S. Wind Orders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 170 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Wind XI project in Iowa. In addition, the Danish turbine manufacturer has announced another 200 [Read More]

Nordex Inks Order To Expand Norway Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

The Nordex Group has secured a follow-up order from long-standing customer Midtfjellet Vindkraft AS for a wind farm in Norway. The German manufacturer will be supplying 11 N117/3600 turbines for the Midtfjellet III wind farm on the island of Stord [Read More]

Invenergy Files $325M Suit With Polish Energy Company Over Wind Agreements

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Through its affiliated companies, Invenergy has filed a series of lawsuits against Tauron Polska Energia S.A., one of four major energy companies in Poland, in relation to the termination of wind energy agreements. According to Invenergy, the four suits, seeking [Read More]

Rocky Mountain Power Advances Major Wind, Transmission Plans

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain Power is asking regulators in three states to approve an initial plan to significantly expand the amount of wind power serving its customers by 2020. Regulatory filings in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho seek to advance [Read More]

Washington City Makes 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2017

The Edmonds, Wash., City Council has approved a resolution establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2025. According to the Sierra Club, Edmonds represents the first city or town in Washington state to commit to 100% [Read More]

Vestas Wins EDF Order For New York Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2017

EDF Renewable Energy has placed an order with Vestas for V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Copenhagen Wind Project, located in upstate New York. The firm and unconditional order comprises supply of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active [Read More]