Drax stalls on using co-firing capacity

The UK’s biggest power station is commissioning equipment that will allow it to generate 500 megawatts of electricity from co-firing

The UK’s biggest power station, Drax, is in the final stages of commissioning equipment that will allow it to generate 500 megawatts of electricity from co-firing. But it says it may not use it.

Until now, the four gigawatt capacity coal power plant has only had 100MW co-firing capacity. The extra 400MW plant has cost £80m and will allow biomass to be injected directly into the burners rather than having to be pulverised first alongside coal.

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