NRG Energy has completed the acquisition of the South Trent Wind farm in Texas, US, from Babcock & Brown Renewable Holdings.

The 101MW wind farm consists of 44 Siemens 2.3MW wind turbines, capable of powering over 80,000 homes when operating at maximum capacity.

All the generation from the wind farm will be supplied to AEP Energy Partners under a 20-year power-purchase agreement.

Acquisition of the plant was announced in March this year and approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on 11 June.

South Trent came on-stream in January 2009 and is the fourth plant in NRG’s onshore wind portfolio.