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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Another milestone reached on 28th July 2017.
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.