Largest Community Hydro Scheme in England Nears Construction Completion

Sandford Hydro in Oxfordshire is nearing construction completion, with the 3 Archimedes screws which will power the 440kw run of the river scheme, having been lowered into place this first week of May.

LNP advised Charity Bank on the debt financing of this scheme, which was part funded through a community share raise and partly through debt. Low Carbon Hub which has developed a number of community schemes around Oxfordshire, was the developer.

The scheme should start generating electricity in early July this year.