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 today. 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.
“We are proud to welcome ACCIONA and the San Roman Wind Farm to Cameron County,” said Secretary Pablos. “As one of Texas’ top foreign direct investors, Spain is a close friend, ally, and trade partner, and we are honored to join them in celebrating the inauguration of this important renewable energy project, which will help power economic development in the border region and beyond. The success of the Rio Grande Valley is crucial to the success of the Texas economy, and I am confident that ACCIONA’s commitment to the local community will further strengthen the infrastructure of the region to support even more investment and job growth.”
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.
“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,” said Chairman Entrecanales. “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.”
Date: Apr 26, 2017