Sunday, 17 January 2010

Right here, right now - Archies busy !

Well the snow has all but melted leaving lots of water in the Rivers Sett and Goyt to power Archie.

If your ever wondering how much power Archie is producing 'right now' or your planning a visit and want to see if Archie is riunning then go to the Torrs Hydro new web site and take a look at the top line you can see straight away.

So currently as I wrote this Archie is producing 49.2 kWh

Nice one Archie !

Monday, 11 January 2010

Torrs Hydro dot org !

The recent cold snap (see satelite pic above), whilst making New Mills and the surrounding area look very beautiful, has also meant low water in the rivers - that is just about to change as the freeze turns to a thaw and Archie will be spinning in the next 24 hours.

Torrs Hydro now has a new web site from today - take a look and let us know what you think

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Happy New Year from Archie

As we all celebrated the passing of 2009 Archie was busy breaking records - in December we have beaten all previous months producing over 32,000 kWh.

The weather has been favourable but the valiant efforts of our Directors and volunteers, often in sub zero temperatures, have ensured the poor production figures earlier in the year can be pushed to one side.

Planning meetings continue for the instalation of interpretation boards and signage in New Mills as do plans for planting the areas around Archie. More of that in the coming days as we will need help in planting thousands of seeds, plants and bulbs which will further transform the area.