ACCIONA Energy, which has offices in Chicago, has started construction on a 93-megawatt wind farm near the southeast coast of Texas.
ACCIONA Energy acquired the San Roman Wind Farm project from developer Pioneer Green Energy. The Texas project will be the eighth wind farm in the U.S. owned by ACCIONA Energy, part of Spain's ACCIONA Group.
Once completed, the wind farm will produce enough clean energy to power more than 30,000 residences. The electricity it generates will help create a more reliable power supply for the Rio Grande Valley, which suffers from rolling blackouts due to a lack of electric resources.
ACCIONA Energy has 628 megawatts of wind power capacity in the United States, with wind farms in Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, Illinois and Iowa. The new project will bring the company's stateside wind power capacity to 721 megawatts.
“We are proud of the success of this project achieved through the dedication of many different people, including local landowners and the teams working at ACCIONA and Pioneer Green," Pioneer Green President Greg Buis said. "Due to the combined efforts of all those involved, the San Roman project will provide affordable, renewable domestic energy for decades to come.”