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Posted by feww on May 7, 2008
Drax Coal-fired Power Station
With six 660 MW generating units and a maximum capacity of 3,945 MW, producing around 24 TWh (86.4 petajoules) annually, Drax is the largest coal-fired power station in England (near Selby in North Yorkshire).
Commissioned in 1974, Drax generates 7% of electrical power required by Britain. It has a maximum potential consumption of 36,000 tons of coal a day. It takes around 7 million to 11 million tons annually, generating around 1.5 million tons of ash and 22.8 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. (Source)
Cooling Towers, Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire, England. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. (Credit: Ian Britton via FreeFoto ).
The biggest emitter of CO2 in Britain, Drax is the second largest coal-fired plant in Europe after Bełchatów, in Poland.
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