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Working with Durham University

We are delighted to have had working with us this year a student from Durham University working on possible ways to reduce head loss in our inlet channel, which could potentially improve power output. Liam Wood a student on the Durham University MSc in New and Renewable Energy worked with us this year.  His unpublished Durham University […]

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Friends of Ruswarp Hydro working party – 8th November

Come and help us for a couple of hours on site on the afternoon of Thursday 8th November. We will be undertaking a variety of site tidying tasks including cutting back vegetation. Meet at the railway crossing gate at 2.00pm. Please let us know if you are able to join us, by emailing admin@whitbyeskenergy.org.uk or […]

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Feed-In-Tariffs consultation

Members of the Esk Energy team feel that the proposed ending of the FIT generation tariff and the export tariff would be a disaster for community energy groups and for schools and householders who want to do their bit to help in the fight against climate change. The ending of the export tariff would be […]

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Friends of Ruswarp Hydro working party – 6th July

Come and help us for a couple of hours on site on the morning of Friday 6th July to get the site ready for the open afternoon. We will be undertaking a variety of site tidying tasks including cutting back vegetation and clearing himalyan balsam. Meet at the railway crossing gate at 11.00 am. Please […]

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Esk Energy CEF poster image 2018

Community Energy Fortnight open afternoon – 6th July

Join us in looking back and looking forward on the 6th July. There will be introductory talks in Ruswarp Village Hall from 2pm from our team and Liam Wood, from Durham University, followed by a visit to the site nearby. Since last September, Liam has been undertaking research into the optimisation of generation for his […]

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Privacy notice – updated May 2018

During April we undertook an audit of the data we hold, how we process it and how we store it to ensure that we meet the requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a result of this we updated the Privacy Notice on this website and also updated our Data Protection and […]

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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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