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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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.

Community Hydro Forum workshop 2 – Licences to Operate

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.

Tour of site – Saturday 6th September 2014

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.