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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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.

Visit from our MP

We invited our MP, Robert Goodwill, to visit site following his help with an Environment Agency consultation on charges for abstracting water.

 Visit from Robert Goodwill MP

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.”