Following commissioning on the 12th December, the Whitby Esk Energy community hydroelectric turbine has started generating and exporting to the National Grid. Testing of the turbine will continue over the next month or so. Now that construction has finished, work has started to improve the look of the site. Tree planting was begun at the […]
Just a quick post to say – yes, the turbine turns and can generate electricity!
The turbine was finally turned for the first time on 30th October! Click here to see the turbine being tested. Commissioning of the turbine is set for 12th November – not long now.
After a long wait the turbine has actually arrived on site. Watch the arrival and lifting of the turbine into place. Read more: Whitby Gazette Yorkshire Post The Guardian online BBC York and North Yorkshire ITV Yorkshire Thanks to the Co-operative Enterprise Hub for their help with gaining wide press coverage. […]
The Archimedes screw turbine is expected to arrive on site about 9am on Tuesday 4th September. Please come and join us watch the turbine being lowered into place during the morning, weather permitting. We will gather on the pavement of The Carrs (B1410), on the opposite side of the river to the site – map. […]
Great news. The upgraded Larinier fish pass is now open. Click here to watch the fish pass in operation. To the left of the fish pass you can see where the Archimedes screw will sit – close up below.
Despite all the rain, work is progressing on site. Shame we aren’t in a position to generate yet!
Work is well underway on upgrading the fish pass. Weather permitting, it is due for completion the first week in July.
The Co-op North Yorkshire Area Committee visited the site on Wednesday 13th June to find out more about the project. Fortunately the rain held off and from the river bank opposite they were able to see the work that has started on upgrading the fish pass. We have received a lot of support from the […]
TV reporter Adrian Pitches made something of a splash on Saturday, 19 May, when he visited Ruswarp to mark the start of the installation. Adrian Pitches, environment correspondent for BBC Look North, broke the ground to get proceedings under way which will result in a generation of green energy powered by the River Esk. Adrian […]