Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm
|Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm|
|Location||Atlantic County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Commission date||March 2006|
|Construction cost||US$12.5 million|
|Owner(s)||Jersey-Atlantic Wind, LLC|
|Hub height||262 ft (80 m)|
|Rotor diameter||240 ft (73 m)|
|Rated wind speed||13–15 mph (21–24 km/h)|
|Units operational||5 x 1.5 MW|
|Make and model||General Electric|
|Nameplate capacity||7.5 MW|
The Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm in Atlantic City, New Jersey is the first coastal wind farm in the United States and the first wind farm in New Jersey. It became operational in March 2006 and consists of five 1.5 MW turbines built by General Electric. Each wind turbine reaches a height of 380 feet (120 m).
The wind farm is located onshore at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) Wastewater Treatment Plant on U.S. Route 30 and is visible from highways approaching Atlantic City. The treatment plant uses approximately 50% of the wind-generated capacity from the wind turbines, providing about 60% of the wastewater plant's electricity needs, with the remaining energy being provided to the main power grid for resale as premium renewable electricity.
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