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

Save the date for our AGM 2023

We will be holding our AGM online again this year on Wednesday 13th September, starting at 7:30pm.

The formal notice of the AGM and papers will be sent to shareholders nearer the time.

Following the short AGM we will hear from Kate Gilmartin, CEO of the British Hydro Association (BHA) about the work of BHA and the future of hydro.

If you are not a shareholder but are interested in attending to find out more about our community hydro then get in touch.


Back Online!

After 2 weeks of downtime and 5 days onsite the turbine is back generating again. Woohoo!

We expected 10 days of downtime and 2 days onsite for repairs but we were delayed by leaking stop logs and awkward access for lifting.

Many thanks to everyone who helped with this repair.

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