South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC) filed March 16 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 to the August 2013 ERCOT Standard Interconnection Agreement between STEC and Cameron Wind I LLC.
The developer has 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.
The original agreement from August 2013 shows the Cameron Wind I project have a Point of Interconnection at the Cameron Wind Switching Station on the Central Avenue-to-E. Rio Honda transmission line. This is a facility with an approximately 165-MW (nominal) capacity.
That original agreement shows that at that point, this was a project of Apex Clean Energy. ACCIONA Windpower announced in November 2014 that it had completed a turbine supply agreement with Apex Clean Energy, developer of the 165-MW Cameron Wind farm, which has been purchased by furniture supplier IKEA Group. The agreement includes the supply of 55 ACCIONA Windpower AW125/3000 turbines and a 20-year Full Service Warranty. ACCIONA said at the time that it planned to begin turbine deliveries in mid 2015, with the project expected to reach commercial operation in late 2015.