• 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.

  • Torrs Hydro Share Offer 2021
    February 1st 2021 - The share offer is now closed.
    We have had a tremendous response and have a board meeting scheduled for early February at which the share applications will be considered. Offer letters will be sent out as soon as possible after that. We have received 50 share applications.
    The Board of Directors thank everyone for their interest and support.
  • 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