Our projects - Drax

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Our projects

We are constantly innovating and developing further ways to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. For this we maintain a pipeline of projects across our business areas.

This page includes information and links to two types of project:

  • Options for future development
  • Currently being implemented

Power generation and system services

  • Abergelli Power

  • Bioenergy carbon capture use and storage (BECCS)

  • Cruachan 2

  • Damhead Creek 2

  • Drax Power Station CCGT

  • Drax Power Station turbine upgrades

  • Hirwaun Power

  • Millbrook Power

  • Progress Power

Pellet production

By 2027, we aim to expand our US operations to self-supply at least 80% of the renewable fuel needs of Drax Power Station and in so doing support our aim to reduce the cost of biomass from circa £75/MWh to circa £50/MWh.

Low-cost capacity at our existing three pellet plants of 0.35 million tonnes, announced at our half year results in 2019, will be implemented initially. Up to a further 0.5 million tonnes of capacity located at satellite plants co-located with sawmills is being explored.

B2B energy supply

Meeting our customers’ evolving needs and enabling them to provide system flexibility.

Digitisation of supply will provide us with a scalable, world-class data analytics capability and build upon the opportunity our on-schedule smart meter rollout creates to deliver targeted and tailored customer propositions.