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Knostrop Wind Turbine now complete

On Friday 20th February, over 20 stakeholders attended an official celebration event for our wind turbine at Knostrop waste water treatment works.

It was constructed in October and at 123 metres, the new wind turbine stands taller than landmark building Bridgewater Place by 12 metres.

Knostrop

 

The wind turbine was built by Kelda Water Services (KWS) and has now been handed over to Yorkshire Water.

Cllr Keith Wakefield, The Leader of Leeds Council, and other ward councillors, as well as local business customers, were in attendance at Friday's event.

The new turbine is the latest boost for Leeds' "green gateway", supporting the City Council's ambition for the Lower Aire Valley to become a hub for green energy and industry.

The structure, which cost around £3.5 million, is a major source of power for our Knostrop site and is helping to reduce our carbon footprint and operating costs.

As well as generating power for the Knostrop site it will, on average, provide enough energy to power 1,100 homes a year.