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