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1st ACCIONA wind farm in Texas and 8th in the U.S.A.
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
In 2016, ACCIONA grid-connected the San Roman Wind Farm, a 93-MW project located in Cameron County, Texas. The wind farm supplies enough renewable energy to power over 30,000 homes.
It features thirty-one 3MW wind turbines by Nordex-ACCIONA Windpower technology.
The project represents the renewal of ACCIONA’s investment activity in the United States and raises the company’s wind energy capacity in the US to 721MW, with eight wind farms in six different states.
- Location: Cameron County, Texas.
- Capacity: 93 MW.
- Wind turbine: ACCIONA Windpower AW 125/3000.
- Tower: Steel, 87.5-meter hub height.
- Start-up: December 2016.
- Owners: ACCIONA
- First ACCIONA wind farm in Texas and 8th in the United States
- Made up of 31 AW125/3000 ACCIONA Windpower wind turbines, each with a 125m rotor diameter on 87.5m high steel tower (at hub level).
- Enough energy output to power 30,000 homes
- It will improve the reliability of the power supply in Rio Grande Valley.
- 80 new direct jobs during construction phase and 7 permanent jobs once operational.
- Project design based on detailed studies about wildlife and habitat to minimize environmental impact.
- The project will pay more than $30 million in local property taxes and more than $25 million in lease payments over its 25-year lifespan.
- ACCIONA will establish a local scholarship fund and community support program.