Wind Power at Alney Island
Gloucester City Council has erected a new wind turbine just behind our two cottages by the lock at Llanthony. We have been able to support this sustainable resource by agreeing that they could connect their turbine to the National Grid by means of the supply at our cottages.
This saved half the cost of installation and, in return, we receive the spare electricity whilst the Council has free power for its pump to keep the wetland on the island well watered. They also keep the “Renewable Obligation Certificates”.
A win for Gloucestershire County Council and for the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust.