Drax expects to end coal burn in March 2021

Drax has announced that it expects to halt use of its last two coal-fired units  in March 2021, although the two units will remain available until September the following year to honour the company’s Capacity Market agreements.

The decision, which Drax said comes after a comprehensive review of its operations, will bring to an end 50 years of coal-fired electricity generation at the power station. The decision means the country’s largest power station will stop using coal well ahead of the government’s 2025 deadline.

The end of coal use will lead to a reduction in the workforce at the power stationof between 200 and 230 people from April 2021, Drax said, and trades unions and employee representatives will be consulted over the coming months.


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