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
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 and demonstrations, there are hands-on exhibitions, an art gallery, café and an adventure play area.
This event is organised by Esk and Coastal Streams Catchment Partnership (a partnership between the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust and the North York Moors National Park).
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!”
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.