Acciona puts 145-MW wind farm in operation in Texas

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December 30 (Renewables Now) - Acciona Energia, the renewables unit of Spain's Acciona SA (BME:ANA), announced today it has started commercial operations of a 145-MW wind farm in Texas.

Located in Cameron County, the Palmas Altas Wind Farm required an investment of some USD 200 million (EUR 178.7m). It consists of 46 Nordex AW125/3150 wind turbines, the company said.

The new power plant is expected to produce some 524 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of 43,000 local households and offset 503,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The plant's output will be sold in the ERCOT-South Texas wholesale market.

With the latest addition, its ninth in the country, Acciona increases its US wind portfolio to 866 MW. This is in addition to the 3 GW of solar projects and the 1-GW battery storage development portfolio which it recently agreed to acquire from Nebraska-based energy company Tenaska.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.894)

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