As well as running the community hydroelectric scheme, the Esk Energy team also help promote the development of community energy nationally through our membership of Community Energy England and taking part in Government consultations. We support the Community Energy Manifesto drawn up by the Green Alliance which includes Community Energy England.
We sell our electricity to Co-op Energy and we thought you might like to know about their new commitment to community energy generators. They have just launched Community Power: the UK’s only tariff powered by 100% community-generated electricity and one of the highest green gas percentages in the UK at 25%. Find out more on […]
We will be holding a working party on Wednesday 3rd April on site, starting at 2pm for an hour or so. It would be great to have help with painting concrete, small maintenance jobs on the equipment or managing the planting. Let us know if you are able to join us by emailing or phoning […]
In January the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published A consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee. After the Feed-In Tariffs consultation last year the Government ignored our views and similar responses from others. The new proposals go some way to mitigate the ending of Feed-in Tariff and the associated very unfair ending of export payments. Members of the Esk Energy […]
Rory Newman was co-opted as a Director at the strategic management meeting held on 22nd November 2018. Following retirement from being a GP in Sleights, he has proved a useful member of our operations team and is co-ordinating our Friends of Ruswarp Hydro working parties. Rory busy clearing leaves
We held our second Friends of Ruswarp Hydro Working party on 8th November 2018. As well as getting some exercise whilst we worked on site we were lucky to see a kingfisher fly past. We then enjoyed a drink at the Bridge Inn after.
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 His unpublished Durham University […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or […]
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 […]
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 […]