Creating Renewable Energy for Generations to Come
Congleton Hydro Project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by producing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 60 homes and will also enable the creation of a Community Benefit Fund for local people.
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Learn how Congleton Hydro combats climate change and creates a legacy for a future generation.
We will reduce CO2 emissions by producing electricity to power the equivalent of 60 homes. Learn more about Hydro Electric Power.
Community Benefit Fund
The project has a projected operating surplus of around £5,000 per year which will be used to fund local community projects.
The hydro installation will consist of a 2.5m diameter, 8m long Archimedes screw driving a 75kW electrical generator.
£530,000 Share Raise Now Open
Following the success of Congleton Hydro the team, not one for resting on their laurels are bringing forward a new community energy project Congleton Solar. The share raise is open now until 31st October or until the target is reached! Click the link below to learn more!
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
Dane Valley Community Energy (DVCE) Ltd is a “not for profit mutual society” set up to construct a new hydroelectricity generation project at Havannah Weir, just to the north of Congleton in Cheshire. The Project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by producing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 60 homes and will also enable the creation of a Community Benefit Fund for local people.
Read how a group of committed volunteers has brought the project to life! Visit the about us section.
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Time goes quickly, our last newsletter was a “Spring Special" edition, celebrating the achievement of a special Milestone - 250MWhr generated since inception. Well perhaps we ought to label this as a Super Special Edition as look what has now been achieved, all your...
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The applications to Congleton Hydro & Solar Community Trust (CHASCT) are now closed. The fund for 2023 for distribution was £5000, and applications have been received totalling £18,908. The board is meeting on 13th July to review the applications, some tough...
Advisors to the Margaret Williamson Trust are delighted that the amount of funds up for grabs to Congleton groups for sustainable and environmental projects has almost doubled thanks to a combined effort with the Dane Valley Community Energy (DVCE). The team behind...
Congleton HydroVolunteer role descriptionRole title Documentation ControllerPurpose of the role - Devise and introduce a structured system that will enable the collation, production and maintenance of the historical design and operating documentation for...
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The Congleton Hydro Scheme, as well as generating “Clean Energy” and realising annual funds for Environmentally/Sustainability-based community projects, will also facilitate increased awareness of environmental and sustainability issues by the provision of an accessible Education Resource for local schools, colleges and community groups.
We must act now the climate change emergency is happening, it can feel like an insurmountable problem. Congleton Hydro is proof that a small team of committed volunteers can make a difference.
The legacy of Congleton Hydro will be developed through an education programme. We hope to encourage green champions, it’s only through awareness that we can create lasting change.
Surplus projects from Congleton Hydro will be invested back into the community through grants. Community groups and organisations will be invited to apply, we will benefit the local community in a number range of ways!
As the Town Mayor of Congleton, I am delighted to see this long-awaited project starting to become a reality. Not only will it redirect renewable energy back into the community, but it will be an educational tool for future generations to see how we can harness what is already available to us and transform it into clean energy.
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DVCE is registered as a Community Benefit Society with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (Registration Number 7142). This legal structure is regulated by the FCA and governed by rules, which can be viewed HERE.