Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm

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Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm
Atlantic-Jersey Wind Farm.jpg
CountryUnited States
LocationAtlantic County Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Coordinates39°22′53″N 74°26′51″W / 39.38139°N 74.44750°W / 39.38139; -74.44750Coordinates: 39°22′53″N 74°26′51″W / 39.38139°N 74.44750°W / 39.38139; -74.44750
StatusOperational
Commission dateMarch 2006
Construction costUS$12.5 million
Owner(s)Jersey-Atlantic Wind, LLC
Wind farm
Typeonshore
Hub height262 ft (80 m)
Rotor diameter240 ft (73 m)
Rated wind speed13–15 mph (21–24 km/h)
Power generation
Units operational5 x 1.5 MW
Make and modelGeneral Electric
Nameplate capacity7.5 MW

The Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm in Atlantic City, in Atlantic County, 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[1] and consists of five 1.5 MW turbines built by General Electric. Each wind turbine reaches a height of 380 feet (120 m).[2][3]

The wind farm is located at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) Wastewater Treatment Plant on US 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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  1. ^ "4th Annual Australian Microcap Investment Conference" (PDF). Infigen Energy website. Infigen Energy. 22 October 2013. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Atlantic-Jersey Wind Farm" (PDF). Atlantic City Utilities Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ Rather, John (2006-11-03). "Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind?". The New York Times.

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