• 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...

  • May 2020 AGM
    As Covid19 restrictions have made it difficult to hold the 2020 AGM, Torrs Hydro Directors are looking at other ways of notifying shareholders. They will hold a meeting to ratify all decisions and report back to the members.

  • Hydro Generation
    It has been a very strange Spring! May 2020 finds us still in lockdown and volunteers still doing daily checks and directors attending board meetings, albeit at a safe distance or “virtually”. Archie is not currently running because of the exceptionally good weather we have had since the beginning of April. River levels are very low. However, Winter 2019/2020 has been a good generation season for Torrs Hydro,.
    Dec 2019, we generated 24,777 KWh.
    Jan 2020, we generated 25,539 KWh.
    Feb 2020, we generated 20,124 KWh.
    Mar 2020, we generated 23,690 KWh.
    Apr 2020, we generated 0 KWh.
    Let’s hope we are up and running again soon.
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Volunteers
    Torrs Hydro is run entirely by volunteers. Amongst them are engineers, health and safety specialists, teachers, community workers, computer whizz kids etc, etc, basically just ordinary folk with a passion for green technology. Do you have time to spare to help Archie?
    • 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

Torrs Hydro and Torr Weir
Torrs Hydro is proud to be supported by: