• New Volunteer get together
    10:30 - 12:00am Sat 18th July
    The Butterfly House at The Torrs, 34 Market Street, New Mills, SK22 4AE
    Volunteers needed
    Do you have time to spare to help Archie?
    We have volunteer opportunities - if you would like to help with
    • The daily checks on the site
    • Work parties to unblock and clean up Archie
    • Show organised groups around the site (mostly Monday to Friday)
    • The administration of our Community Benefit Society (the company structure we use)
    If you are interested please contact the Secretary - secretary@torrshydro.org
    Refreshments provided

  • HE DID IT!
    Archie passed the 1,000,000 kWh mark for total electricity generated at 6:07am on Wednesday April 8th! Torrs Hydro volunteers gathered to watch that magic row of zeroes come up and celebrate briefly before heading off to work.
  • 2015 Open Days
    Saturday April 25th (after the AGM)
    Saturday May 16th (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Eco Homes Event)
    Sunday May 17th (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Eco Homes Event)
    Saturday July 4th (One World Fair)
    Saturday July 11th (Torrs Youth Festival)
    Saturday 26th September (New Mills Festival)
    All are 1-3pm. Other days may be added as and when.

  • New Share Issue
    A new share issue was approved at the AGM to raise funds to retire our loan and place the project on a sound financial footing. More details.

  • March 2015 Newsletter
    The March 2015 newsletter is now available.Please click here to go directly to the newletter.

  • Archie's Tile
    Archie now has a 'virtual tile' on the New Mills School's fundraising roof. Tiles cost £5 each and anyone can buy them!

  • 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...

Torrs Hydro and Torr Weir
  • 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.


  • Blogtastic!
    If blogs are your thing, we have a blog. Click here for the latest thoughts...

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