Rochdale Council hopes for £400k wind-fall

A borough in Greater Manchester hopes to earn £400,000 a year by building two wind turbines. Rochdale Borough Council wants to build two 500kW wind turbines up to 77m in […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A borough in Greater Manchester hopes to earn £400,000 a year by building two wind turbines.

Rochdale Borough Council wants to build two 500kW wind turbines up to 77m in height, after the success of another turbine on the site of a former school.

The two new projects, run in tandem with installer ASC renewables, could generate enough energy to power 527 homes.

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Councillors clearly hope trimming their carbon footprint will also be good for the borough wallet.

Councillor Cecile Biant, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Regulation of Rochdale Borough Council said: “As well as leading the way as a ‘green’ authority, these turbines will help bring in revenue for the authority in tough economic times when fuel bills are on the rise.

“These wind turbines represent a fantastic opportunity to use the area’s natural resources to generate an income for the council to help deliver essential front line services at a time of financial challenge.”