Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you could want to ask about Reading Hydro, answered. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, do get in touch. Or if you want to help us answer questions like these, why not get involved?
What is a hydroelectricity project?
How did Reading Hydro start?
What is a Community Benefit Society (CBS)?
Has this been tried before elsewhere?
An example of a community hydro
Who runs Reading Hydro?
When did we get planning permission?
Where’s the money coming from?
How can people invest in the project?
What are the benefits of investing?
What are the potential risks of investing?
When will construction begin?
When will the turbine start generating?
How long will the hydro scheme last?
What happens in a flood or a drought?
Who has designed the hydro scheme?
How much electricity will it generate?
Will the project change how the weir looks?
How will we protect wildlife?
Why's hydro a good way to generate electricity?
Who else is involved in the project?
How will we involve everyone in Reading?
Is it going to be noisy?
Is it going to harm fish or newts?
Why local energy?
Where can I find Reading Hydro's accounts and society rules?