The Whitby Esk Energy – Ruswarp Hydro
a community-owned 50kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric turbine on the River Esk at Ruswarp, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
The scheme is run by volunteers through Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited, a registered society. Our main aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the Esk Valley through generating renewable electricity. Learn – Share – Educate
Education is important to the Esk Energy team. Therefore we were particularly pleased to be mentioned in an article in the February 2020 edition of Physics Review published by Hodder Education. The magazine is aimed at A level students. You can download the poster below which includes an image of our Live View from Hodder Education’s website.
The Whitby Esk Energy team decided this year, rather than hosting an open afternoon during Community Energy Fortnight, we would get out and about. Two of our team attended the Community Energy England AGM and conference. The Community Energy State of the Sector 2019 report, to which we contributed, was launched at the conference.
Another member of the team will be attending the Climate and Environment Mass lobby ‘The Time is Now’ in Westminster on 26 June and highlighting the important role of community energy.
If you would like to arrange a visit to the site please get in touch via our Contact Us form or phone 0741 0549 833.
As well as running the community hydroelectric scheme, the Esk Energy team also help promote the development of community energy nationally through our membership of Community Energy England and taking part in Government consultations. We support the Community Energy Manifesto drawn up by the Green Alliance which includes Community Energy England.