South Texas Electric revises interconnect deal for Cameron Wind I project

South Texas Electric Cooperative on March 20 filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission Amendment No. 3 to the ERCOT Standard Interconnection Agreement with Cameron Wind I LLC, which reflects changes in the type of turbines used at this facility.

Cameron Wind 1 will have a Point of Interconnection at the Cameron Wind Switching Station on the Central Avenue-E. Rio Honda transmission line. This is nominal 165-MW project made up of approximately 55 3-MW Acciona AW3000 turbines. Those are the new turbines to be used.

South Texas Electric Cooperative had filed on March 16 at Texas commission of Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 to the August 2013 ERCOT Standard Interconnection Agreement between South Texas and Cameron Wind I. The developer had requested an extension to the in-service date and an extension to the procurement and construction of the system upgrades and Cameron Wind Switching Station. The new in-service date for the switching station is Feb. 1, 2015. The new date for the system upgrades is June 1, 2015. The new scheduled commercial operation date is also June 1, 2015, which is a delay from the original target date of Dec. 20, 2014.

ACCIONA Windpower announced in November 2014 that it had completed a turbine supply agreement for this project. The IKEA Group announced in November 2014 that it had purchased this project from Apex Clean Energy.

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