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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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CanWEA Announces Annual Award Nominees

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has announced the nominees for the 2017 CanWEA Awards, which recognize those who have made “outstanding contributions” to Canada’s wind power industry. The nominees are as follows: R.J. Templin Award Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study [Read More]

Apex’s Rocky Forge Wind Moves Ahead In Virginia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved a “permit by rule” (PBR) application for Rocky Forge Wind, a project being developed by Apex Clean Energy in Botetourt County, Va. According to an announcement from Apex, this marks the [Read More]

Perry’s Confirmation As DOE Head Faces Mixed Bag Of Reactions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

In a vote of 62-37, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry succeeds Ernest Moniz, who was nominated as DOE secretary in 2013 under the [Read More]

Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency Seeks Wind, Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy. Specifically, the RFP is soliciting proposals to supply electric capacity and energy from renewable sources between May 1, 2019, and June 1, 2022, for [Read More]

Wind Technician Training Grows At New Mexico College

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

GE affiliate Granite Services International Inc. has expanded its wind technician training programs at Mesalands Community College’s North American Wind Research and Training Center in Tucumcari, N.M. Granite, which uses the facility to conduct new-hire training and summer intern training, [Read More]

The Wind Coalition Speaks Out On Recent Anti-Wind Op-Eds

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

The Wind Coalition is speaking out on what it calls “misleading op-eds” from groups lobbying against wind power in Oklahoma. Jeffrey Clark, president of The Wind Coalition, says in a response from the group, “Over the years, groups lobbying against wind energy [Read More]

Acciona Kicks Off Construction Of Wind Farm Won In Mexican Auction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

Acciona Energia has begun construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168 MW facility located in Tamaulipas. According to Acciona, the wind farm is the country’s first renewable energy project resulting from [Read More]

Rhode Island Governor Plots Whopping 1,000% Renewables Increase

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

Gov. Gina Raimondo, who heads the state with the U.S.’ first offshore wind farm, has announced an ambitious goal for Rhode Island: a tenfold increase in renewables by 2020.

Westar’s Western Plains Wind Farm Comes To Life In Kansas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

Thanks to the completion of its Western Plains wind farm, Topeka, Kan.-based Westar Energy Inc. is now meeting more than half of the annual electricity needs of its customers with emissions-free power. The 280 MW Western Plains wind farm, located [Read More]

Senvion Inks 151 MW Of U.K. Wind Orders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

Senvion has secured a contract with Banks Renewables for the supply and installation of 47 turbines for three U.K. wind projects totaling 151 MW. Senvion has also signed 20-year operations and maintenance contracts for all three projects. Senvion will supply [Read More]