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    Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm Fact Sheet

    Wind Farm Conceptual Photo

    • Wind farm developer:
      Community Energy, Inc. & Jersey-Atlantic Wind, LLC

    • Location: ACUA Wastewater Treatment Plant, Atlantic City, New Jersey

    • Project includes five, 380 foot high turbines

    • Each turbine is capable of producing 1.5 megawatts for a total of 7.5 megawatts, enough energy to power approximately 2,500 homes.

    • It is estimated that the energy produced by the wind farm will save the energy equivalent of 23,613 barrels of crude oil.

    • When operating at design wind conditions, the energy is used to operate the ACUA wastewater treatment plant, with any excess energy provided to the main power grid.

    • Estimated cost of the project is $12 million. Community Energy has received a $1.7 million grant from the NJ Board of Public Utilities, and had applied for a $1.92 million customer supply grant through Conectiv. The remaining costs are being funded by equity investments or debt financing.

    • Wind Farm has been operational since December 2005.

    • Wind turbines manufactured by General Electric

     

    Turbine Construction Time-Lapse Video

      Check out the video below, it is a time-lapse video taken of another turbine construction. It gives you an idea of how a turbine is built and what is involved! Click on the play button to start the video.