Drax reviews long-term energy production options

The UK's largest power plant is undergoing a strategic review in light of government changes to energy subsidies

The UK’s largest power producer has started a strategic review of its long-term options in light of recent government changes to energy policy and subsidies.

Yorkshire-based Drax Power Ltd has already converted two of its plant's six coal-fired units to biomass. A third will be converted if the European Commission approves an early contract for difference (CfD) awarded by the UK government.

Drax said phase one of the commission’s state aid approval process will conclude after the summer. It is expecting to be referred to phase two later in the year.

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