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December 19, 2013
The facility will generate 2 megawatts of electricity, the authority confirmed by e-mail.
The operation is powered by two 1-megawatt generators, with a third as a backup. The facility will generate enough electricity to power about 2,000 homes.
The $5.5 million system will pay for itself in five years, the authority said, and the generators should operate for at least another 15 years after that.
Electricity will go to an Atlantic City Electric Co. transmission line initially but ultimately will be sold to the PJM (Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland) Grid.
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Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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