Our Open Events kick off tomorrow

Hello, just a quick reminder of our Open Information Sessions over the next couple of days. If you would like to find out more about Reading Hydro, please come along and see us.

Monday 27th January from 7.30pm – 9pm at Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, RG1 4RJ
Tuesday 28th January from 12.30pm – 2pm at Reading Borough Council Civic Offices, Bridge Street, RG1 2LU

Feel free to just pop along, no registration needed. We look forward to meeting you or if you cant make it, you can email us at [email protected]

What are the carbon emissions from the hydro scheme?

There will be carbon emissions from the construction of the hydro plant, but once operating it generates zero-carbon electricity. Averaged over construction and its operating life, a run-of-river scheme like Reading Hydro produces about 0.01 kg of CO2-equivalent for every kWh of electricity generated. That’s far lower than the gas fired (0.45kg/kWh) or coal fired (0.94kg/kWh) electricity that it will replace.

To apply for shares go, to https://hydro.readinguk.org/shares/ or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Minimum Target Reached

We hit an important milestone today when our application went past the minimum amount of £426 K so we are in a position when we can actually start the ordering process. Applications now stand at £435,993 which is 62.3% of the £700,000 total.

Although we still need the remaining £264,007 we still have 3 weeks until the offer closes.

If you have pre-registered but not applied please apply now to close the gap further.

Also come along to our evening meeting on Monday and lunchtime meetings on Tuesday to find out more and get further updates

Nearly at the minimum target

Confirmed funding as of 23 Jan 2020

We are just short of the minimum target value of £426,000. We have £422,392 committed to the project (60.3% of the £700,000 target), and 22 days left in the offer period. Many thanks to those who have applied, and if you have pre-registered and not applied – get in quick!