We are delighted to have had working with us students from Durham University. Liam Wood, a student on the Durham University MSc in New and Renewable Energy, worked with us in 2017-18 on possible ways to reduce head loss in our inlet channel, which could potentially improve power output. His unpublished Durham University MSc Project […]
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The Whitby Esk Energy team decided this year, rather than hosting an open afternoon during Community Energy Fortnight, we would get out and about. Two of our team attended the Community Energy England AGM and conference. The Community Energy State of the Sector 2019 report, to which we contributed, was launched at the conference. Another […]
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.
Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited will be holding its AGM on the afternoon of Thursday 5th September 2019. Formal notice of the AGM will be sent out to shareholders in July/August along with a summer update on the project.
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