Spokesperson statement on Drax Power Station Unit 6 testing

Testing follows the completion of essential maintenance on the coal power generation unit

Engineer conducting maintenance at Drax Power Station

Essential maintenance has been carried out on one of our coal generating units as is usual during the spring and summer months when demand is lower, and the coal units are not required to run. Following the completion of this work we need to make sure the unit is performing well, ready for the winter when demand for power increases and the coal units are expected to run. As a result, tests are being carried out now which require the unit to generate power.


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