Whitby Esk Energy


The Whitby Esk Energy project – a 50kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric power turbine on the River Esk at Ruswarp, nr Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Run by Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited, a registered society, this community hydro scheme has been generating since December 2012.

Visit our website to access the community hydro e-learning modules we developed as part of a Cabinet Office community energy peer mentoring project: http://whitbyeskenergy.org.uk/peer-mentoring/


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3 years ago  /  edit reply

In 2016, Esk Energy successfully applied for a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust to undertake a project with Ruswarp C of E Primary School to help them develop their literacy and numeracy skills by exploring how we generate electricity from their river. The grant was to enable us to undertake a project which would involve developing materials, a visit to the school to work with groups of key stage 2 children and then visits to the site for the children to see the turbine in action. We developed two sets of resources to support literacy, numeracy and science for lower and upper key stage 2. The downloadable packs include workbooks, PPt slides and session plans. We also built a model to demonstrate how the turbine works. Visit our website to download the resources http://whitbyeskenergy.org.uk/key-stage-2-resources-for-schools/

4 years ago  /  edit reply

Hi Whitby Esk Energy! The community Hydro resources look brilliant! Do you have a word or PDF version that you could upload?

3 years ago  /  edit reply

Hi Samantha. Apologies for not having spotted your query before. If you let me know what you would like to use the resources for then I can see what I can send you if you would still find them helpful. Caryn, Company Secretary