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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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United Wind Teams With Ag Development Firm For Distributed Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2017

Distributed wind energy developer United Wind Inc. has announced a partnership with AGPROfessionals (AGPRO), a real estate and development firm for the agriculture and food processing industry. Through the partnership, AGPRO will integrate distributed wind in facility development plans, where [Read More]

Massachusetts Announces RFP For 400 MW Of Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

In coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the state’s investor-owned electric distribution companies have issued a joint request for proposals (RFP) for 400 MW of offshore wind generation – including renewable energy credits – and associated transmission. [Read More]

Mass. Offshore Wind Developer Vineyard Wind Announces Key Hire

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

Offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind, a portfolio company of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables, has hired Jack Arruda to serve as technical development manager. Vineyard Wind, based in New Bedford, Mass., is seeking to build the first large-scale offshore [Read More]

Ellershouse Wind Farm Grows In Nova Scotia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

Phase two has been launched for the Ellershouse Wind Farm, the first wind development in Nova Scotia to be funded and built independently of the local power authority or any provincial government incentive program. The launch of phase two is [Read More]

The Latest Vestas Wind Deals: Austria, Australia & China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

Vestas’ latest wind turbine supply and service contracts have been inked with customers in Austria, Australia and China. The Danish turbine manufacturer sealed a 33 MW, 10-turbine contract in Austria from Energie Burgenland Windkraft GmbH and ImWind GmbH. The firm [Read More]

Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Jack-Up Installation Vessel Preps For U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

Texas-based Zentech Inc. and Virginia-based Renewables Resources International (RRI) have announced their plans to build what they call the first Jones Act-compliant, four-legged, self-propelled, dynamically positioned level 2 (DP2) jack-up vessel based on a U.S.-built barge. Zentech plans to install [Read More]

New Board Members At The American Council On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has elected two new members to its board of directors: Jacob Susman, vice president and head of origination at EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), and Kevin Walsh, managing director and group head of [Read More]

Ohio House Drops Compromise On Wind Setback Rule

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2017

Not long after Ohio Senate lawmakers advanced a compromise measure on the state’s harsh wind setback rule, the Ohio House of Representatives has insisted upon removing it from the state’s proposed biennial budget, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has [Read More]

UPS Commits To Significant Renewables Increase

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2017

Global package delivery company UPS has announced aggressive new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals, available in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability [Read More]

Energy Storage Association Names First Chief Exec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2017

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has announced that advanced energy industry veteran Kelly Speakes-Backman will become the organization’s first CEO, effective July 1. As CEO, she will lead the association’s efforts to unleash the full potential of energy storage. “As [Read More]