Saddleworth Community Hydro Ltd generates enough sustainable electricity to power about 85 homes via the national grid, with an annual saving of 170 tonnes of CO2 .
We are situated at Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7NE
The dam height of 31m allows the use of a cross flow turbine driven by the continuous supply of compensation water flowing from the reservoir into Chew Brook to generate up to 51 kW for the next forty years or so.
This is the first high head system in England to use an existing dam.
Saddleworth Community Hydro Ltd was supported by Defra’s Rural Carbon Challenge Fund and part financed by
Europe investing in rural areas.