Renewable energy projects operator Acciona Energy and Secretary of State Rolando Pablos have inaugurated the 93MW San Roman Windfarm in Texas, US.
Located near Brownsville, the San Roman facility is installed with 31 units of AW125/3000 wind turbines. With commencement of operations, it will be able to generate enough renewable energy to supply electricity to more than 30,000 households in Southeast Texas.
The San Roman windpower facility is expected to generate $30m in tax revenue for local school districts and other public services, as well as nearly $25m in lease payments to local landowners over its operating life.
Acciona Energy's chairman José Manuel Entrecanales said: “Today, renewable energy is the lowest-cost option for generating electricity.
“With a strong electric market and a great business climate, Texas has attracted wind energy development and guaranteed an affordable source of power for its growing economy.
“Texas is one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world, and we are particularly proud to be a part of this wind energy success story.”
Construction on the San Roman windfarm was completed in 11 months and created more than 100,000 hours of work for local contractors.
The project is Acciona Energy’s eighth farm in the US, which takes the total generation capacity of the company to 721MW.