Acciona files EWG certification for San Roman Wind I project in Texas

San Roman Wind I LLC on Feb. 25 certified to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it qualifies as an Exempt Wholesale Generator.

It owns and has operational control of an in-construction, 95.25-MW wind farm located in Cameron County, Texas, within the ERCOT Balancing Authority Area. The project will be interconnected with transmission owner AEP Texas Central. San Roman Wind I expects to sell capacity, energy, and ancillary services from this facility exclusively at wholesale within the ERCOT market and expects to begin commercial operation in 2016.

San Roman Wind I is wholly owned by San Roman Holding LLC, which in turn is wholly owned indirectly by Acciona Energy USA Global LLC, with its ultimate parent company being Acciona S.A, a corporation organized under the laws of the Kingdom of Spain.

ACCIONA Energy had announced Feb. 4 that it had closed tax equity financing for the San Roman Wind Farm in Texas with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. ACCIONA recently acquired the San Roman Wind Farm as part of the company’s renewed focus on building renewable energy projects in the U.S. The project was acquired from developer Pioneer Green Energy. San Roman is a 93-MW project located in Cameron County, near the southeast coast of Texas, the company said. ACCIONA Energy said in the announcement that it is currently constructing the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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