July 9, 2024
Drax has appointed global technology and engineering firm Voith Hydro to move its plans forward for its proposed 600MW underground pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in Scotland.
April 30, 2024
Renewable energy company Drax has announced its investment to refurbish the Cruachan hydro power station in Scotland to reach 480MW generation capacity.
December 15, 2023
The rate of new solar panel installations in Britain has more than tripled in the last year, according to Drax’s ‘Electric Insights’ Q3 quarterly report.
May 17, 2022
Drax has applied to expand its Cruachan pumped hydro storage plant under Section 36, creating long-duration storage that could boost the rollout of renewables.
June 25, 2021
Drax has announced plans for a new underground pumped hydro storage power station, and will seek planning permission to expand its Cruachan site in Scotland to 1.04GW.
February 15, 2021
Solar and wind generated 30% of Britain’s electricity in 2020 according to Drax’s latest Electric Insights report.
May 12, 2020
Energy storage firm Sembcorp UK has announced that Andy Koss will be joining the company as the new head of business.
July 24, 2019
Solar generated 9% of Britain’s electricity on 30 June as carbon emissions dropped to a record-low of 97g/kWh, according to data from Drax.
October 22, 2018
Scottish Power has confirmed that solar will feature in its future generation plans following the sale of over 2.5GW of gas and hydro assets to Drax, becoming the first ‘Big Six’ energy company to go fully renewable.

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