Drax is a large coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire, England, capable of co-firing biomass and petcoke, and its name comes from the nearby village of Drax. It is situated on the River Ouse between Selby and Goole. Its generating capacity of 3,960 megawatts is the highest of any power station in the United Kingdom (and second-highest in Western Europe, after 4,400 MW Neurath Power Station in Germany), providing about 7% of the United Kingdom's electricity supply.

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  • Drax is a large coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire, England, capable of co-firing biomass and petcoke, and its name comes from the nearby village of Drax. It is situated on the River Ouse between Selby and Goole. Its generating capacity of 3,960 megawatts is the highest of any power station in the United Kingdom (and second-highest in Western Europe, after 4,400 MW Neurath Power Station in Germany), providing about 7% of the United Kingdom's electricity supply. Opened in 1974 and extended in the mid-1980s, the station was initially operated by the Central Electricity Generating Board. Since privatisation in 1990 ownership has changed several times, and it is operated by Drax Group plc. Completed in 1986, it is the newest coal-fired power station in England, flue gas desulphurisation equipment was fitted between 1988 and 1995; high and low pressure turbines were replaced between 2007 and 2012. Because of its large size, the station is the UK's single largest emitter of carbon dioxide. The station was c. 2010 co-firing biomass; in 2012 the company announced plans to convert up to three generating units to solely biomass, burning 7.5 million tonnes imported from the United States and Canada. (en)
  • Das Kraftwerk Drax ist ein Kohlekraftwerk in North Yorkshire in England nahe der Ortschaft Drax am Fluss Ouse. (de)
  • La centrale électrique de Drax est une centrale thermique à charbon située au Royaume-Uni dans le Yorkshire du Nord. C'est la plus grande centrale thermique au charbon d'Europe ; elle produit 7 % de l'électricité de toute l'Angleterre. (fr)
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  • Das Kraftwerk Drax ist ein Kohlekraftwerk in North Yorkshire in England nahe der Ortschaft Drax am Fluss Ouse. (de)
  • La centrale électrique de Drax est une centrale thermique à charbon située au Royaume-Uni dans le Yorkshire du Nord. C'est la plus grande centrale thermique au charbon d'Europe ; elle produit 7 % de l'électricité de toute l'Angleterre. (fr)
  • Drax is a large coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire, England, capable of co-firing biomass and petcoke, and its name comes from the nearby village of Drax. It is situated on the River Ouse between Selby and Goole. Its generating capacity of 3,960 megawatts is the highest of any power station in the United Kingdom (and second-highest in Western Europe, after 4,400 MW Neurath Power Station in Germany), providing about 7% of the United Kingdom's electricity supply. (en)
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