There has been a recent decision by Ofgem, the energy system regulator, to dramatically cut payments known as ‘embedded benefits’ to local energy projects and instead favour the ‘big 6’ energy suppliers. This will mean we will lose income each year of approximately £1,000. To find out more, read an article written by Regen, a […]
Open afternoon – Saturday 8th July Visit the Whitby Esk Energy site at Ruswarp near Whitby on Saturday 8th July. Find out about our journey from the arrival of the Archimedes screw in the summer of 2012 to how we work now as a community energy company exporting electricity to the national grid. Arrive from […]
Recently the two teams of apprentices who work for the North York Moors National Park visited our site. They had a tour round to find out how the turbine works and what was involved in setting up the scheme. Following the tour they helped our team of volunteers to thin out alder saplings and sort […]
In 2016, Esk Energy successfully applied for a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust to undertake a project with Ruswarp C of E Primary School to help them develop their literacy and numeracy skills by exploring how we generate electricity from their river. The grant was to enable us to undertake a project which would involve developing materials, a visit […]
As part of Community Energy Fortnight, we invite you to come and have a look round our community hydro site on Thursday 8th September. Please email to book a place on the tour, which starts at 3pm.
Come and see us, with our working model of the turbine, at the River Festival on Sunday 28th August at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. 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 […]
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!”
We pay interest and have made several capital payments on our loan from the North York Moors National Park Sustainable Development. This money is then used to help fund community projects in the National Park. Their community grant fund 2016 is open for applications until the 30th June 2016.
Last November, we gave a talk entitled ‘Calling All Engineers (and Aspiring Engineers)’ for those interested in hearing about the history of the Esk Energy community turbine from an engineering point of view. We are now looking forward to welcoming participants of Whitby Rotary club’s Senior Engineering competition, including the winners, to site for a […]
Spring arrived on site with the wild daffodils planted by children from Ruswarp Primary in bloom, flowers on the willow our volunteers planted and coltsfoot appearing by themselves.