Community Hydro Forum
Workshop 2 – Licences to operate
Wednesday 17th September 2014
Birmingham 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 gaining the necessary licences to operate. 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.
Come and visit the Whitby Esk Energy site on Saturday 6th September. The tour will start at 3.00pm with a short introduction to the community hydroelectric scheme in Ruswarp Village Hall, followed by a guided tour of the site. The tour will finish by 4.30pm.
The path down to the turbine site is fairly rough so appropriate footwear is recommended. Please note that the site visit is weather dependent.
Places are limited, so please book by email or phone 0741 0549 833.
We invited our MP, Robert Goodwill, to visit site following his help with an Environment Agency consultation on charges for abstracting water.
Left – Robert Goodwill MP
Right – Mike Ford, Debbie Trebilco and Stephen Larkin (Esk Energy)
Following the visit Robert Goodwill said: “Having heard so much about this project it’s great to see it in action and generating electricity in a sustainable way. I’m also pleased that this has been designed to be sympathetic to fish.”