Invest in Congleton’s Community Energy Scheme:
After nearly 4 years of detailed work by the Dane Valley Community Energy volunteers the Hydro Project on Havannah Weir is now on a solid road to fruition. Extensive ground investigation works have enabled robust civil design and costings to be completed. It is planned that site work will commence by the middle of the year and electricity being generated by the year end 2020.
This will only happen if as a community we raise the capital through our Community Share Scheme regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority).
The Share Prospectus is currently being prepared and will be available mid January.
To Register your interest in the Community Share Scheme and to receive a copy of the Prospectus please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Congleton Sustainability Group was set up by volunteers to promote sustainability in the town. The organisation is thriving and currently has over 330 members. The highest profile activity of the group is the manufacture and sale of apple juice from donated apples helping to preserve allotments.
Dane Valley Community Energy Ltd was set up by six local people as a Community Benefit Company to procure, install and operate a hydro-electricity generation plant at Havannah Weir. The 4m high Havannah Weir was constructed in the 1790’s to power an industrial complex which was active in the manufacture of brass wire, copper sheet, bolts, cigars, corn milling, silk throwing, etc. The objective is to generate carbon free electricity and utilise any profits for community benefit schemes.
The project also aims to engage the community in the energy debate:
Funding for the project:
Qmin – Qavailable = Flow rate required to maintain visual appearance of weir ~0.28m3s-1
Please let us know what you think by completing our Community Engagement Survey