In March 2007 a new micro hydro-electric system was opened at The Town Mill. The fully automatic system is designed to run 24 hours a day and produce 32,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and save 13 tonnes of Co2 annually. In 2017, the drive system was converted increasing reliability and transmission efficiency (and therefore revenue), thanks to a grant from Axe Vale Festival.
You can see the traditions of the past, and a more environmentally sustainable future co-existing here at The Town Mill.
Click here to learn more about our hydro-electric system