The Whitby Esk Energy – Ruswarp Hydro

a community-owned 50kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric turbine on the River Esk at Ruswarp, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
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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

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 community energy group in the South West.

Please help reverse this decision by signing the letter to Ofgem put together by the 10:10 campaign.


Whitby Esk Energy – five years on

CEF 2017 logoOpen 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 1.30pm, at Ruswarp Village Hall, for an introductory talk starting at 2pm followed by a visit to the site nearby.

Why don’t you come by train and combine the tour with a visit to a local café or pub?

The site visit will finish by 3.15 pm to let you catch the train along the scenic Esk Valley line to Whitby or towards Middlesbrough.

To book a place email or phone 07410 549833.