- Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! After a few delays due to a new beach blocking the intake, which it took several attempts by our dedicated band of volunteers to clear, generation resumed just in time to surpass the 900,000 kWh mark on Christmas Eve. Congratulations Archie!
- Open Days 2014
1-3pm Sat 29th March
1-3pm Sat 17th May (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Eco Homes Event)
1-3pm Sun 18th May (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Eco Homes Event)
1-3pm Sat 5th July (One World Fair)
1-3pm Sat 27th Sept (New Mills Festival)
- 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.
- Maggie Cole
In March, Director Maggie Cole was honoured as a community 'Unsung Hero' by a local church group based on her work with local alternative energy initiatives.
- Gearshift Theatre
Tim Padmore, a storyteller from Gearshift Theatre, visited Archie as part of his Giants tour. Full Story
If blogs are your thing, we have a blog. Click here for the latest thoughts...
- 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...
- Over 900,000 kWh and still going strong
Archie has been producing power since September 2008. We have now passed the 900,000 kWh (900 MWh) mark.
Read about our generating history.
- 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.