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.
The event is a celebration of our wonderful and captivating waterways in a free day full of family fun, children’s crafts and passionate river lovers! As well as the free drop-in activities and demonstrations, there are hands-on exhibitions, an art gallery, café and an adventure play area.
This event is organised by Esk and Coastal Streams Catchment Partnership (a partnership between the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust and the North York Moors National Park).
On a fine evening in June, the CIE visited our community hydroelectric scheme on the river Esk at Ruswarp near Whitby.
Read more in their report following the visit.
The CIE thanked Whitby Esk Energy for their time and hospitality which made this a most interesting visit. “Community Engineering at its best!”