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Help reverse cuts to payments to local energy projects

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 […]

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Whitby Esk Energy – five years on

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 […]

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NYMNPA apprentices visit site April 2017

NYMNPA apprentices visit site April 2017

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 […]

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Key Stage 2 resources for schools

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 […]

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River Festival – Sunday 28th August

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 […]

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Cleveland Institution of Engineers visit site

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!”

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North York Moors National Park Community Grant

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.

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