Urban Environment and Climate Change Thematic Group BBL Series
Monday, June 9, 2008
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Paul Gallagher, Vice President and General Counsel of the ACUA
Atlantic County Wind Farm: A Sustainable Urban Solution PDF
Charles W. Peterson, Sr. Environmental Specialist, Finance Economics and Urban Development Department, World Bank
Paul Gallagher, vice president and general counsel of the ACUA, discussed the Atlantic County Wind Farm in New Jersey. The 7.5-megawatt Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm is the first wind farm to be built in New Jersey, and the first coastal wind farm in the United States. The project produces approximately 19 million kilowatt-hours of emission-free electricity per year, which is enough emission-free energy to power over 2,000 homes. The electricity is used by both the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) Wastewater Treatment Plant and delivered to the regional electric grid.