Osney Lock Hydro open afternoon

14 Sep 14
South West
West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BT
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Open day
This is a past event, you can no longer book tickets.
Meet some of the volunteer team behind the first community owned hydro scheme on the Thames; then visit the site of the hydro and help shape their plans to use the site to share the community’s centuries old relationship with the Thames.
Please note, the hydro scheme is still under construction, so although the site can be viewed from the nearby towpath, it is not possible to access the site itself and they hydro is not yet generating electricity.
Osney Lock Hydro Limited (OLH) has been established by a group of local residents to enable the development of a community-owned hydro scheme in the heart of Oxford, generating green energy and reducing the community’s carbon emissions well into the next half of the century. Set on a small island adjacent to Osney Lock, opposite the site of Oxford’s first electrical power station, the proposed scheme will be on one of only three sites suitable for hydro generation in the city. This project, which has been under development since 2002, has been brought to investment-readiness by West Oxford Community Renewables (WOCoRe) – a local group with a track record in successfully delivering community-owned renewable projects.


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