A single wind turbine has been installed at Old Whittington waste water treatment works in Chesterfield, to increase the amount of renewable energy generated onsite.
Old Whittington’s waste water treatment works is owned by Yorkshire Water and treats and processes sewage from 100,000 customers in Chesterfield. Around 40 per cent of the energy used at Old Whittington is already produced from renewable sources so the power produced by the new £1.6 million wind turbine will reduce the site’s carbon footprint even further. Since April this year a team from Kelda Water Services, sister company to Yorkshire Water, have been onsite carrying out preparatory works in readiness for the turbine delivery. The 77m turbine was constructed last week.