- Torrs Hydro Open Days 2013
Project volunteers will be on hand to talk to visitors and answer questions from 1-3pm.
- Saturday March 2nd
- Sunday May 12th
- Saturday July 6th
- Saturday September 28th
- THNM Ltd AGM
THNM Ltd held the AGM on Saturday March 2nd at the Revival Church in New Mills. The accounts for last year are now available.
- Archie's Tile
Archie is helping brighten the day for students at New Mills School who are raising funds to install solar panels on the roof of their school. At a recent Board meeting the Directors voted unanimously to make a donation, and Archie now has a 'virtual tile' on their fundraising roof.
- A Spot of Housekeeping
In early November 2012 we had a digger and dumper truck on site at the Hydro to clean out the water intake area before what we hope will be a long wet Autumn-Winter-Spring. The intake had over 100 tonnes of debris removed including the usual traffic cones, a child's scooter and other assorted river trash.
- Community Power
Torrs Hydro is an example of the power of communities to take action and begin to address the challenges that climate change presents to us all. We are a community owned and community funded organisation. For more on our community involvement click here...
- Green Power
Our reverse Archimedes screw turbine (known as Archie) is designed to produce around 240 000 kWh of electricity over a typical year. This is the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of around 50 typical British homes and saves over 150 tonnes of CO2 emissions compared to conventional electricity generation. And it is all fish-friendly!Watch this video about fish moving through an Archimedes screw.
For more on our technology click here...
- Torrs Hydro New Mills Limited
Torrs Hydro New Mills Limited was incorporated in 2007 as an Industrial and Provident Society which operates for the benefit of the community. For more on the company click here...
- Over 700,000 kWh and still going strong
Archie has been producing power since September 2008. We have now passed the 700,000 kWh (700 MWh) mark.
Read about our generating history.
If blogs are your thing, we have a blog. Click here for the latest thoughts...
- Inspiring Artists
Local band Blues Party have been inspired to write the song "Archie Spins Again" by the very special atmosphere of the Torrs Gorge. This recording is © and ℗ monkeyass music 2009. All rights reserved.
Archie has been part of the inspiration for New Mills group Write Van Men to release an album called Goodbye Watford Bridge Road - further details - or listen to 'Archie' on YouTube.