• Green Power
    Our reverse Archimedes screw turbine (known as Archie) is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Sett and the Goyt. Since he started generating in the summer of 2008, Archie has produced over 1,375 MWh of clean, green electricity that is sent directly to the nearby Co-op supermarket. Any surplus is fed into the National Grid.
    • Total power produced to end Dec 2020: 1,433.8 MWh
    • Power generated in 2019/20 financial yr: 136,113 kWh
    • Power produced in Dec 2020: 25,852 kWh
  • Fish-friendly!
    Archie is also surprisingly fish-friendly: watch this video showing fish moving through an Archimedes screw. A fish pass has been an integral part of the site from the beginning and there have been reports of trout above the weir for the first time in decades.

  • AGM 2021
    Our AGM will take place virtually again this year, on Saturday May 15th at 11am.
    We are conscious that some may not want to join a Zoom meeting but would like to attend. If this is the case for you, contact the secretary individually. Our board is made up of 9 unpaid directors who work on the running and development of the society. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact the secretary for more details. Shareholders will receive the formal notification in due course with the annual report and accounts. If you have any questions that you want to ask for the board, please let us know. Finally, welcome to our new members following our successful share issue.
  • Torrs Hydro New Mills Limited
    Torrs Hydro New Mills Limited is a Community Benefit Society incorporated in 2007. For more on the company, including the Annual Reports that describe important events in each year and each year’s Financial Report 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