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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


Osney Lock Hydro is the first community-owned hydro on the Thames. Learn more about our 14-year journey from concept to generation


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West Oxford Community Renewables (WOCoRe) installs and manages community-owned renewable energy schemes across our community. Together they 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:Generation round up

Here is a round up of the 2023-24 financial year generation results for our renewable installations. Hydro We closed the year with total hydro generation around 124,000kWh.  This was higher than last year’s total of 105,000kWh, but still well short of our annual target of 180,000kWh. We started the financial year with a Spring of relatively…
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