Port Authority Plans to Build Wind Farm

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Port Authority is planning on creating a wind farm on one of its shipping piers in New Jersey. The five windmills would help power the port's cargo operations.

A private company would build and maintain five 288-foot-high wind turbines. They'd be located on the New Jersey side of Upper New York Bay, about halfway between the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island. The windmills, about the height of a 30-story building, would be visible from Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. Officials say the location shouldn't be controversial because the area's already industrial. Taken together, the turbines should generate electricity equivalent to the amount needed by 2,000 homes.

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by