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 part of Great Big Green Week, come and visit Whitby Esk Energy, a community hydroelectric scheme. Find out how we have generated over 1GWh of renewable electricity. A tour of the site, in Ruswarp, will start at 2pm on Saturday 18th September. To book a place, email or phone 0741 0549 833.
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 consultations. We contributed to Community Energy England’s ‘2030 Vision’ and ‘2020 State of the Sector’ documents. A photograph from an Esk Energy event was featured on Northern Power Grid’s ‘Community Energy Strategy 2020-23’ and we were pleased that Whitby Esk Energy was one of the local case studies in a hearing of the North Yorkshire Rural Commission.
Great excitement. We have reached the 1GWh milestone today. Later this year, when restrictions allow, we hope to have a celebration event on site.