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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Open afternoon – 6th September 2014

We will be having an open afternoon on Saturday 6th September 2014, between 3 and 5pm, following our AGM.
Further details nearer the time.

Buying electricity from Ruswarp Hydro

We have often been asked if you can buy the electricity we generate. Co-operative Energy, the energy supplier which buys our electricity, has set up a scheme called User Chooser. User Chooser allows you to indicate your preference in relation to the electricity generation types against which you would like your electricity consumption to be offset. Therefore, if you are a Co-operative Energy customer you can now choose the Whitby Esk Energy project. Our Generator Profile page includes a chart showing the electricity we have exported over the last 12 months.

Visiting the site

We now have an interpretation board in place on site and also a new hatch so that visitors to site can see the Archimedes screw turning whilst we are generating.  Thank you to North Yorkshire County Council for funding these.

 Whitby Esk Energy interpretation board

If you would like to arrange for a group to visit site please get in touch by email or phone 0741 0549 833.