Residents in Kent may soon have the opportunity to switch gas and electricity suppliers with news that a prison in the county may host a wind farm.
Her Majesty's Prison Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey could become host to two commercial wind turbines that could generate enough electricity to power 2,300 homes in the local area, reports kentnews.co.uk.
Partnerships for Renewables is discussing the plans with Her Majesty's Prison Service and the organisations plan to organise a public exhibition later this year to discuss the project.
Jo Fleming, regional manager at Partnerships for Renewables, told the paper: "This work illustrates how the public sector, and in particular the Prison Service, is playing a proactive role in the fight against climate change."
Before the public consultation, an application will be made to Swale borough council to install a wind-testing mast in the prison grounds to help evaluate the local conditions.
Offshore wind farms tend to be more popular with the public as they are less of an eyesore on the landscape.
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