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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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Siemens Gamesa Inks Turnkey Wind Deal On Spain’s Canary Islands

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

Siemens Gamesa has secured its maiden order from DISA, a distributor of energy products in Spain’s Canary Islands, for a 23.1 MW facility on the island of Tenerife. Under a turnkey agreement, the company has been commissioned to install 11 [Read More]

ABB Secures $30M Deal To Support U.K. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

To support the integration of offshore wind in the U.K., ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) for smoothing out voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent [Read More]

Alterra Completes Financing, Partnership For Flat Top Wind In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has completed financing for the Flat Top wind project, a 200 MW facility in central Texas. In turn, the project has been advanced to its final phase of construction. A fund managed by BlackRock [Read More]

S.D. County Residents Vote To Keep Strict Wind Turbine Ordinance In Place

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Citizens of Lincoln County, S.D., have voted to keep in place an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Following pleas from advocacy group Farmers and Friends of Wind and [Read More]

Washington Regulators OK Microsoft-PSE Renewable Energy Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]

House Committee Adopts Amendment Against Maryland Offshore Wind

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Written by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

“If construction of these turbines too close to the shoreline will reduce property value or tourism, then the turbines may cause more issues than they solve,” says Congressman Andy Harris, author of the amendment.

Airgenesis Finds Partner For Manufacturing Double-Rotor Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Airgenesis LLC, creator of a double-rotor wind turbine design, has formed a new partnership with M2Miling Investments Ltd. from Kingston, Ontario. Under the partnership, the two will manufacture and distribute the M2Y6Y 5 MW double-rotor wind turbine globally. According to [Read More]

Feds Approve Site Assessment Plan For Bay State Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the site assessment plan (SAP) for Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project proposed off the coast of Massachusetts. According to DONG Energy and New [Read More]

Nordex Secures French Wind Order From New Customer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the Pays Chaumontais wind farm, located 250 kilometers southwest of Paris in Jonchery. With a capacity of 14.4 MW, the project will comprise six N117/2400 turbines that will [Read More]

Senvion Enters Another New Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

Senvion has signed a contract with Croatia-based Vjetroelektrana Orjak for the delivery of five turbines for the Greda wind farm. Located close to the city of Blato na Cetini in southern Croatia, the project will feature five Senvion MM92 turbines [Read More]