Minutes from the joint liaison meeting held on 4th December 2012.
We held an open afternoon on Saturday 7th September as part of Community Energy Fortnight. Over 50 people attended the event which involved a presentation about the construction of the turbine and a tour of the site. During the tour people could look under the covers to watch the Archimedes screw turning and visit the control kiosk to see the display showing the electricity being generated at the time.
The event was sponsored by The Co-operative who also gave a short presentation explaining that they are promoting community energy as it not only helps the UK to meet its energy and climate change goals but also benefits the local community and raises awareness of energy and environmental issues.
The Whitby Esk Energy project is holding an open afternoon, as part of Community Energy Fortnight, on Saturday 7th September from 2.45 – 5.00pm.
At this event you’ll get to hear from both The Co-operative and Whitby Esk Energy, in Ruswarp Village Hall, before going on a tour of the turbine site. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the volunteers involved in the project. Refreshments will be available.
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 visiting the Community Energy Fortnight’s event pages http://ukcec.org/tour-whitby-esk-hydroelectric-turbine or phone 0741 0549 833.
All are welcome to join the group in the Bridge Inn after the event from 5pm.
Recently we ran a competition to name the Archimedes screw. Children in the Discoverers and Adventurers classes at Ruswarp Primary School were asked to come up with suggestions for the hyro development team to choose from.
We are pleased to announce that the winners of our competition to name the Archimedes screw are Isabella from the Discoverers and Katie from the Adventurers. The name they both suggested is ‘Eureka!‘
As we expect to be exporting electricity from November, the Directors have decided to close the current share issue on Wednesday 31st October. This will be your last chance to buy shares or increase your shareholding under the terms outlined in the current prospectus. Any future share issues will have less favourable terms as there will be less risk involved once we are generating.
Once we have been trading for four months we will be applying for the share issue to be part of the Enterprise Investment Scheme, which means that if you’ve invested £500 or more in any tax year you would be eligible for 30% tax relief on the cost of your shares.