- Happy New Year to all!
We have not yet set the dates for 2014's Open Days but our AGM will be on Saturday March 29th, and there will be an Open Day from 1-3 pm that afternoon. Volunteers will be on hand to show shareholders and any one else who is interested around the site and answer questions.
- MBE for Richard Body
Richard Body, one of our founding directors, has been awarded an MBE in the 2013 Queen's Birthday honours for services to the hydro electric industry.
If blogs are your thing, we have a blog. Click here for the latest thoughts...
- Archie's Tile
Archie now has a 'virtual tile' on the New Mills School's fundraising roof.
- 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 750,000 kWh and still going strong
Archie has been producing power since September 2008. We have now passed the 750,000 kWh (700 MWh) mark.
Read about our generating history.
- 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.