The charity making life better by water


As well as mitigating the impacts of climate change, our waterways can also play a role in energy generation.

Our waterways already support hydro schemes generating around 20 MWh per year, the equivalent energy for around 6,200 homes. We also have the potential to create a further 17MWh of hydro power for adjacent buildings and developments, particularly those located near weirs and locks.

Last Edited: 02 January 2024

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