Drax Power CEO Andy Koss responds to ‘Educating the North’ Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report - Drax

Drax Power CEO Andy Koss responds to ‘Educating the North’ Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report

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Publication of Circular and Notice of General Meeting in relation to proposed acquisition of flexible, low-carbon and renewable UK power generation from Iberdrola
5th December 2018

Publication of Circular and Notice of General Meeting in relation to proposed acquisition of flexible, low-carbon and renewable UK power generation from Iberdrola

On 16 October 2018, Drax Group plc (“Drax” or the “Company”) announced that it had entered into a binding conditional agreement to purchase Scottish Power's portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation for £702 million in cash from Iberdrola (the “Acquisition”).

Andy Koss, Drax Power CEO said:

“Within the energy sector there are huge opportunities for the north through new energy technologies, such as bioenergy, offshore wind, and nuclear power. To take advantage of these opportunities we need a diverse, well-equipped future workforce with a high level of education and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.

“At Drax we welcome around 13,000 visitors to the power station each year – many of whom are students, ranging from primary school-age to post-graduates. By bringing energy and engineering to life, we can inspire the next generation, but we also need to give these young people the right support to achieve their ambitions at school and help them get to the next step on their career path through our apprenticeship scheme.”

Read the report: Educating the North: driving ambition across the Powerhouse