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The Whitby Esk Energy project –
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.

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Last attempt to save future hydro projects

As many of you well know, the hydro sector has been hit hard by the maelstrom of Government policy changes that have brought the industry to its knees and is now facing the very real danger of collapse. Intentional or non, the effects are real and hard and lobbying both to DECC and the Treasury has been futile. Our last port of call is to assist Baroness Featherstone’s address to the Lords, (scheduled this coming Tuesday 2nd February), by bringing our numbers to add weight to her plea.

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 Baroness Featherstone to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 18 December 2015, be annulled (SI 2015/2045). 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Please sign the petition in support of Baroness Featherstone’s letter to the House of Lords.

300MWh reached

We have generated over 300MWh since we were commissioned on the 12th December 2012, saving over 160kTe of carbon.

Visit our pages in the Generating section to see the ups and downs of generating using the water from River Esk.

 

 

 

New visitors to site

Whilst undertaking our daily online monitoring, Dave spotted two new visitors to site – watch a short clip of the otters exploring our inlet screen.