Esk Energy

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Esk Energy

Community Owned: Yes
Energy Type: Hydro
Date Constructed: December 2012

Case Study

The Whitby Esk Energy project is a 50kw hydroelectric turbine located on the River Esk at Ruswarp, near Whitby.
The project is run by a team of local volunteers, whose aims are to reduce the carbon footprint of the Esk Valley by producing renewable energy and finance further carbon reducing projects in the area. The hydroelectric turbine is powered by a "fish friendly" Archimedes screw, and currently produces enough energy a year to power approximately 35 houses.