UK retailer ASDA is submitting plans to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in north-eastern England to erect a single on-site wind turbine at it distribution centre in Teesport.

The proposed turbine would produce up to 150% of the centre’s energy needs, with surplus electricity will be sold back to the electricity grid, thus delivering ASDA’s commitment to the environment and securing energy from green sources.

The proposal would see the erection of a single wind turbine, with a maximum height to the blade tip of 100 m (74 m high tower). The plans also include the creation of a temporary construction area and underground cables to link up with the distribution centre.

The company plans to hold a public exhibition in the Middlesbrough store to give the public a chance to view and comment on the plans.