Pipelines, Storage & Power

Drax to convert two coal units to gas

UK power generator Drax has advanced its plans to convert two of its remaining coal-fired power units to use gas.
By Staff reporter 14 September 2017 0 27571

UK power generator Drax advanced its plans to convert two of its remaining coal-fired power units to use gas by giving notice to the Planning Inspectorate on Thursday, the company said in a note.

The two units together would create up to 3.6 GW of new gas generation capacity, subject to a positive investment decision and the award of a 15-year capacity market contract.

Drax is also planning a 200 MW battery storage facility, which if built would be the largest in the world after...