- Torrs Hydro Open Days 2013
Project volunteers will be on hand to talk to visitors and answer questions from 1-3pm.
- Saturday March 2nd
- Sunday May 12th
- Saturday July 6th
- Saturday August 31st (3-5pm, for Community Energy Fortnight)
- Saturday September 28th
- Saturday October 12th
- Sunday October 13th
- Green Buildings
This weekend Archie is participating in the Green Buildings event. We will be hosting Open Days on both Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October from 1-3 pm. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and if we get some rain we may even be able to show you how we generate clean, green electricity to power our local Co-op supermarket. We are the only people who actually want it to rain on an Open Day!
- THNM Ltd AGM
THNM Ltd held the AGM on Saturday March 2nd at the Revival Church in New Mills. The accounts for last year are now available.
- MBE for Richard Body
Richard Body, one of our founding directors, has been awarded an MBE in the 2013 Queen's Birthday honours for services to the hydro electric industry.
- Archie's Tile
Archie now has a 'virtual tile' on the New Mills School's fundraising roof.
- 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 750,000 kWh and still going strong
Archie has been producing power since September 2008. We have now passed the 750,000 kWh (700 MWh) mark.
Read about our generating history.
If blogs are your thing, we have a blog. Click here for the latest thoughts...
- 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.