ACCIONA and Secretary of State Pablos Inaugurate the 93 MW San Roman Wind Farm in Cameron County

View of the San Roman Wind Farm. Photo: Courtesy ACCIONA

View of the San Roman Wind Farm. Photo: Courtesy ACCIONA

ACCIONA’s new 93 megawatt wind farm will produce energy to power more than 30,000 homes

LOS FRESNOS, TEXAS — Secretary of State Rolando Pablos joined ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, to inaugurate the 93—megawatt (MW) San Roman Wind Farm. San Roman will produce enough energy to power more than 30,000 homes in Southeast Texas. Located near Brownsville and equipped with 31 AW125/3000 turbines, San Roman is ACCIONA’s eighth wind farm in the U.S. and brings the company’s total U.S. wind capacity to 721 MW.

ACCIONA Chairman José Manuel Entrecanales and Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos presided over the dedication ceremony, which was attended by business and community leaders from across Texas and the U.S.

The San Roman Wind Farm is expected to generate $30 million in tax revenue for local school districts and other public services and approximately $25 million in lease payments to local landowners over its operating life.

As part of ACCIONA’s commitment to supporting the local community, the company established a scholarship program with local school districts that will provide merit-based scholarships to two deserving students each year for the full life of the project. Chairman Entrecanales and Secretary Pablos awarded the first of those scholarships to Maria Garcia and Hannah Pinkerton, graduating seniors from the Los Fresnos and Point Isabel school districts, respectively. ACCIONA provides similar scholarship programs at all its U.S. windfarms

Construction of the San Roman wind farm was completed in 11 months and generated more than 100,000 hours of work for local contractors.

ACCIONA currently owns 721 MW of operating wind power capacity in the U.S., bringing its total North American renewable energy capacity to more than 1,500 MW. Along with the San Roman Wind Farm, ACClONA’s U.S.-based portfolio includes three wind farms in Oklahoma (329 MW), one in North and South Dakota (180 MW), one in Illinois (100.5 MW) and two in North Dakota (12 MW) and Iowa (6MW). ACCIONA also operates a 64 MW concentrating solar power plant in Nevada.

ACCIONA has also started construction on a new 168 MW wind farm and will install a 339 MW solar plant in Mexico, both expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

ACCIONA Chairman and CEO José Manuel Entrecanales and Secretary of State Rolando Pablos prepare to cut the ribbon to inaugurate the 93MW San Roman Wind Farm.

ACCIONA Chairman and CEO José Manuel Entrecanales and Secretary of State Rolando Pablos prepare to cut the ribbon to inaugurate the 93MW San Roman Wind Farm.

ACCIONA has committed to invest around $2.5 billion by 2020 to build new renewable energy installations worldwide, increasing the company’s capacity by approximately 1,900 MW.

ACCIONA Energy is a global operator in renewable energies with over 20 years’ experience in the sector. It owns and operates 220 wind farms totaling 7,260 MW; 79 hydro plants (888 MW); 6 CSP plants (314 MW); photovoltaic plants totaling 389 MWp and three biomass plants (61 MW). The company develops projects for customers in wind and photovoltaic power, and markets power to large customers. www.acciona—energia.com

It belongs to the ACCIONA Group, a leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructures and renewable energy projects worldwide. Its range of services covers the entire value chain of design, construction, operation and maintenance. The company earned revenues of 5,977 million euros in 2016, has a presence in more than 30 countries and carries out its activities within a commitment to the economic and social development of the communities it operates in. ACClONA’s aim is to lead the transition to a low—carbon economy, and does this by applying criteria of quality and innovation processes to all its projects with a view to optimizing the efficient use of resources and caring for the environment. www.acciona.com

L-R Chairman and CEO of ACCIONA José Manuel Entrecanales, Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, $5,000 scholarship recipient Maria Garcia of Los Fresnos, and $5,000 scholarship recipient Hannah Pinkerton of Point Isabel .

L-R Chairman and CEO of ACCIONA José Manuel Entrecanales, Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, $5,000 scholarship recipient Maria Garcia of Los Fresnos, and $5,000 scholarship recipient Hannah Pinkerton of Point Isabel .

Share This Post

Google1DeliciousDiggGoogleStumbleuponRedditTechnoratiYahooBloggerMyspaceRSS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *