COUNCILLORS are plotting a green scheme which could turn homes in Kirklees into a mini power stations.
Plans will be put forward tomorrow which, if passed, would allow homes to be fitted with either solar panels or a wind turbine to help with generating power.
The scheme being put to Kirklees Council also plans to urge local MPs to agree with the move.
Clr Ann Denham, who is in charge of green issues for Kirklees, said the plan was to create a microgeneration town.
She added: "Microgeneration, or micro- power, is the production of power on the smallest of scales.
"While it is not a familiar word there are many examples of microgeneration that are familiar such as wind turbines to produce electricity.
"You can even install a wind turbine on your roof to save on your electricity bills."
The announcement comes just days after the country's biggest energy suppler British Gas announced a 14% price hike to gas and electricity prices and rising costs of oil.
Clr Denham added: "If householders install micro-units in their own homes this will be a great way to tackle important issues such as climate change and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
"Residents will also be able save by reducing the amount of energy they buy, help the environment by reducing emissions of harmful greenhouse gases and have their own back-up power in the event of a supply failure."
Councillors also plan to try and hammer out an agreement with utilities giants such as British Gas and NPower for the sale of excess power generated by homes.
Deputy council leader John Smithson, who backs the idea, said: "It is not pie in the sky.
"Increasingly this sort of thing is happening - we are fitting solar panels to some of our council homes.
"I am aware of concerns some people may have. In Denby Dale, putting a turbine on top of Pool Hill is like putting a turbine on top of Castle Hill.
"I'm not in favour of that but I am in favour of putting them on people's houses."
He added: "I hope that in 20 years time we are all generating our own power and selling some back to the electricity companies as well.
"We would see a Kirklees that is buying a hell of a lot less electricity and getting all the benefits of saving money and helping the environment."