Hydro Power Project at Goring Weir
The generation of power from the River Thames has the support in principle of many people, but there are many practical aspects which give rise to reservations. The risk of flooding of vulnerable properties, particularly upstream, the noise of operation and the economics of any scheme in a fluctuating world are amongst these. The scheme aims to install three large Archimedes screws at Goring weir.
The 2015 planning application is available on the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) planning portal here: P15-S2946-FUL and was approved by the planning committee on 9 March 2016.
A subsequent challenge to this decision by Goring Parish Council has been rejected by the High Court and permission to appeal against this decision was refused on 15th February 2017. For more information, see also Goring Parish Council and https://www.stopgoringhydro.org.uk/
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Hydro Power Project on the Goring Weir
The Goring and Streatley Sustainability Group (GSSG) has been working to identify, implement and integrate sustainability projects into the community since 2006. They are a community led, volunteer driven, not-for-profit sustainable investment for the benefit of current and future generations of Goring & Streatley. Their headline project has been the development of a Hydro Power Project on the Goring Weir. The scheme aims to extract energy from the flow of the river Thames and convert it into 265 kilowatts (kW) of clean electricity (at peak) by installing three 3.6m Archimedes Screws on the weir. This is equivalent to the average electricity consumption of 300 homes, providing over 1 million kWh per year.
Learn more about the Goring & Streatley Sustainability Group Hydro Power Project.
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