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West Oxford Community Renewables

West Oxford’s pioneering force in community-owned renewable energy generation

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Community-owned renewables for over a decade, powering West Oxford into a zero carbon future

Hydro-power

Osney Lock Hydro is the first community-owned hydro on the Thames

Solar power

Our solar PV arrays generate more than 100MWh of electricity a year

About us

West Oxford Community Renewables (WOCoRe) installs and manages community-owned renewable-energy schemes across our community. These generate clean, green electricity, and provide a sustainable income stream to support further local environmental activities, delivering a double carbon cut.

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General News:Osney Open Gardens at the hydro

The hydro was open on Saturday 15 June as part of Osney Open Gardens, allowing visitors to see what we do. We had 114 visitors in 2 hours, a lovely mix of Osney Island residents and people passing by on the towpath. Two of our shareholders from London who had never before been inside the…
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