The Drax Power Station – Battery Energy Storage System is a 200,000kW energy storage project located in North Yorkshire, England, UK.

The project was announced in 2017 and will be commissioned in 2023.

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The Drax Power Station – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Drax Power. The project is owned by Drax Power (100%), a subsidiary of Drax Group.

Contractors involved

Drax Power is the owner. Drax Power is the developer.

Additional information

Drax, a U.K. power company, seeking planning permission to continue the reinvention of its North Yorkshire coal plant by installing a 200 MW battery onsite. If approved and commissioned, the storage facility would be the biggest in the world, dwarfing the 129 MW lithium-ion battery project currently being built in Australia by Tesla and Neoen. Drax first announced plans to convert its 2,500 acre coal-fired plant – which is the largest in the U.K. and one of the largest in Europe – earlier this year, and has already switched three of the six units from coal to biomass.

About Drax Power

Drax Power Limited is the operating subsidiary of Drax Group plc and the owner and operator of Drax power station. It engaged in power generation business.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.