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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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Xcel Proposes Coal Plant Closures, Major Wind And Solar Investments In Colorado

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2017

The Colorado Energy Plan will advance only if the resulting portfolio of resources reduces, or at least does not increase, the cost of energy to Xcel Energy’s Colorado customers.

Saudi Arabia Qualifies 25 Companies For 400 MW Wind RFP

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2017

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has issued a request for proposals for 400 MW of wind power in Dumat Al Jandal in the country’s Al Jouf region. REPDO [Read More]

Checking In: Texas Wind Farms In The Path Of Harvey

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Written by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2017

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to devastate parts of coastal Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and operators of wind farms in the vicinity of the storm are reporting what they know so far regarding damage. In an [Read More]

Ohio Utility Agreement Expands Renewable Energy, Upgrades Grid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2017

On Friday, American Electric Power (AEP), Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) staff, the Sierra Club and other stakeholders reached a settlement agreement for AEP Ohio to develop 900 MW of renewable energy, initiate an electric vehicle (EV) program and protect consumers [Read More]

Oklahoma Judge Dismisses AG Motion Against Wind Catcher

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2017

A motion to reject Public Service Co. of Oklahoma’s (PSO) pre-approval request for the 2 GW Wind Catcher facility has been dismissed in court. PSO and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) are asking utility regulators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and [Read More]

Delaware Now Has An Offshore Wind Working Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 28, 2017

Today, Delaware’s Gov. John Carney signed an executive order establishing the Offshore Wind Working Group, which will study potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind development to serve Delaware. “We must look for ways to participate in the [Read More]

GE Signs Deal For 150 MW Wind Project In Pakistan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 28, 2017

GE recently signed an agreement with Tricon Boston Consulting Pvt. Ltd., a special purpose vehicle set up by Sapphire Textile Mills Ltd., for the provision and installation of a 150 MW wind project in Jhimpir, Pakistan. Under the agreement, GE [Read More]

The Race Is On: Will U.S. Renewables Leave Nuclear In The Dust?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 28, 2017

With each providing roughly 20% of the nation’s power, renewable energy sources are in a statistical dead heat with nuclear power, nonprofit research group the SUN DAY Campaign has announced. Citing the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s [Read More]

Swiss Energy Storage Company Opens Up Hub In Indiana

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2017

The company currently has three major projects underway in North America, including energy storage systems for grid ancillary services in the midwest U.S. and Ontario.

Natural Power Wins Hefty Wind Inspection Deal With DONG Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2017

Following a successful tender process, Natural Power has been selected to deliver turbine blade inspection services on behalf of DONG Energy at wind farms in the U.K., Denmark and Germany. The agreement covers a total of 260 wind turbines. The [Read More]