Panoramic view of the plant

“Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man’s control”

Announcement of the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change & Al Gore.

  • January 2007 - Public information weekend
  • June 2007 - Full planning permission granted
  • September 2007 - Torrs Hydro New Mills formed
  • Novermber 2007 - Torrs Hydro Prospectus launched
  • January 2008 - One Year On exhibition
  • January 2008 - Share Offer closed
  • March 2008 - Construction begins
  • June 2008 - The screw is delivered: The Big Lift
  • August 2008 - Commissioning started
  • September 2008 - Handover of scheme to Torrs Hydro New Mills Limited
  • November 2008 - Inaugural Annual General Meeting
  • January 2009 - 100 000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • March 2009 - Second share offer closed
  • May 2009 - Low flow noise issue arises
  • July 2009 - Government case study for UK Renewable Energy Strategy 2009
  • November 2009 - Second Annual General Meeting
  • December 2009 - 200 000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • 2010 - First six months "the second driest recorded in the UK in 96 years, with river flows in some areas at their lowest levels in 50 years" source: The Guardian 14th July 2010
  • September 2010 - 300 000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • October 2010 - Energy & Climate Change Minister Greg Barker MP visited Torrs Hydro
  • February 2011 - the Big Flood
  • February 2011 - Third Annual General Meeting
  • November 2011 - 400 000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • February 2012 - Fourth Annual General Meeting
  • February 2012 - 500 000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • April-July 2012 – the “Monsoon Summer”. Floods around the country but Archie loves the persist heavy rain, generating almost 110,000 kWh
  • July 2012 - 600 000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • October 2012-March 2013 – …a very dry winter, with only 73,000 kWh generated
  • February 2013 - 700 000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • March 2013 - Fifth Annual General Meeting
  • June 2013 – Founding Director Richard Body is awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the hydroelectric industry
  • January 2014 – 800,000 kWh power generation milestone reached
  • March 2014 – Sixth Annual General Meeting
  • March 2014 – Founding Director Maggie Cole is named a New Mills Unsung Hero for her work on local alternative energy projects, including THNM
  • September 2014 – Third share offer closes