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The Whitby Esk Energy project –
a 50kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric power turbine
on the River Esk at Ruswarp, nr Whitby, North Yorkshire.

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Peer mentoring fourth workshop and module

The fourth and final peer mentoring workshop was held on 5th March as part of the Community Hydro Forum’s meeting hosted by Stockport Hydro.  We were joined on the day by Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England.  The programme covered updates from the community hydro groups that attend the forum, policy changes and a session looking at the build and commissioning stage of hydro schemes.

Following the workshop, the final e-learning module was developed based on Esk Energy’s experience of the build and commissioning stages.  To access the other three modules in the series visit our peer mentoring page.

Community Hydro Forum workshop 3 – Contracts and finance

Community Hydro Forum

Workshop 3 – Contracts and finance

Friday 28th November 2014

Halton Mill, near Lancaster 10.30 – 4.00

The workshop provides an opportunity to hear updates from community hydroelectric projects around the country and hear from Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited about their experience in contracting and finance.  Anyone with an interest in community hydroelectric projects is invited to attend.

Click here to see the programme for the day.

To book a place contact – email Kate Gilmartin or phone 07763 756549.


Green Energy Champion 2014

The Esk Energy team is delighted that Mike Ford, one of our Directors, has been voted Green Energy Champion 2014 at the Community Energy Awards ceremony in Oxford on 4th September. Visit the Community Energy Awards website to see the other finalists.Winner logo

Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited,  in conjunction with the Esk Valley Community Energy Group, nominated Mike for the award.

Esk Valley Community Energy Group

As a founding member of the EVCEG, Mike has given talks, hosted visits to his house and visited other people’s homes when requested. Not only has he undertaken much of the renovation work in his Victorian property himself, to incorporate many carbon reducing features, but he has also measured the difference these have made. This information was used, by his wife Debbie, to write a series of articles for a local magazine and fed into a case study for a Green Open Homes event.

Whitby Esk Energy Community Hydro

Without Mike’s knowledge and expertise (much of it gained through researching issues as they arose) and unwillingness to give up in the face of many barriers, our community hydro would not now be generating green electricity.