The Whitby Esk Energy – Ruswarp Hydro
a community-owned 50kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric turbine on the River Esk at Ruswarp, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
The scheme is run by volunteers through Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited, a registered society. Our main aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the Esk Valley through generating renewable electricity. Learn – Share – Educate
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 their website.
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 07410 549833, in case we need to change plans due to weather.