About us - Drax

Drax is enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future

Our ambition is to become carbon negative by 2030

Being carbon negative means that we will be removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than we produce, throughout our operations – creating a negative carbon footprint for the company.

Our strategic aims

  • We will be the leading provider of power system stability: through a portfolio of dispatchable flexible assets – ours and our customers – we will support the system to decarbonise through the growth of intermittent renewable energy
  • We will give all our customers control of their energy: through the provision of insight and digitisation we provide control over energy and access to markets to optimise energy use and lower costs
  • We will build a long term future for biomass: building on our world class expertise, we believe biomass can deliver carbon negative dispatchable renewable energy

Our core activities

Our activities are underpinned by safety, sustainability, operational excellence and expertise in our markets.

We operate an integrated value chain across three principal areas of activity:

Pellet production:

A leading producer of wood pellets from sustainable low-value commercial forestry residues.

Manufacture and supply of good quality wood pellets at the lowest cost to our Power Generation business for use in the generation of renewable electricity.

Power generation:

A portfolio of flexible, low carbon and renewable UK power generation.

A multi-site, multi-technology generation portfolio providing power and system support services to the electricity grid.

B2B Energy supply:

A leading supplier of renewable energy solutions to industrial and business customers.

Supplier of power, gas and value-adding services to industrial, corporate and small and medium-sized businesses, representing an 11% share of the B2B power market.

Where we operate