Wind turbine to be installed on Dudley island in effort to power town

An artists impression of the new structure

Plans have been approved for a wind turbine to be installed on Castle Gate Island in Dudley in an effort to find sustainable ways to power parts of the town.

The structure, which will stand at just under 300ft tall, could produce around 10kw of power each day.

The projects lead designer, Fred Gale said he was ‘excited’ to bring the technology to the town, insisting it will be an important addition to the skyline. He said:

“We’re really thrilled to be able to put the first of many proposed turbines into the heart of Dudley. It’s hoped we can use this to power things like the local traffic lights.

“Admittedly it has its faults - if there’s no wind then the ride to Birmingham or Wolverhampton might be slightly chaotic.

“However we’ll give it a go and see what happens! This could lead to other exciting projects for urban turbines including adding them as part of Somers Square in Halesowen or at the top of Coventry Street in Stourbridge - the possibilities are endless!”

Construction is due to begin in the coming weeks with the turbine expected to start turning from early 2023.


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