Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, Atlantic City, NJ

The 7.5 MW Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm was the first wind power facility built in New Jersey and the first urban coastal wind farm in the United States.  It is located within the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) Wastewater Treatment Facility site and has been in operation since December 2005. The five 380-foot turbines produce about 19 million kWh of electricity for the regional electric grid (about 2,500 homes worth) as well as for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Within the farm’s first five years of operation, it has already saved ACUA approximately $2.5 million in electricity fees.  The overall energy produced is estimated to save the energy equivalent of 24,000 barrels of crude oil per year.  The site has also become a tourist attraction; ACUA offers tours of the wind farm twice a week throughout the summer.

(via Clean Technica)

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