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Winston turns for the first time

Jon Beeson from Severn Trent Water shows us around the new wind turbine that has been erected at the Newthorpe site.

Jon Beeson from Severn Trent Water shows us around the new wind turbine that has been erected at the Newthorpe site.

Winston the wind turbine in Awsworth turned for the first time this week.

The 430ft wind turbine caused a lot of controversy in the area, with residents saying it blighted the landscape and was too close to homes.

The turbine stands at the Newthorpe Sewage Treatment Works

A turbine in Leicestershire constructed as part of the same project began turning earlier this month.

Severn Trent’s renewable energy specialist, Jon Beeson said: “We’ve had the wettest winter on record, with strong winds too. The team constructing the turbines have pulled out all the stops to get them generating power as quickly as possible.

“As well as other things we hope they will protect our customers from future energy price rises. We understand that some people find them beautiful and some people don’t but we hope that local communities welcome the turbines as their neighbours”

 

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