YH0217 - Tour of Drax Power Plant
Time: 14:30 - 16:30 Region: Midlands
Venue: Drax Power Station, Drax, Selby , YO8 8PH
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Drax generates approximately 7-8% of the UK’s electricity – that’s a lot of boiling kettles. To do this, Drax operates on a massive scale. At the Selby Power Plant, there are six boilers, each as high as a 15-storey office block, a main chimney taller than the London Eye, and over 1,800 miles of steel tubing, enough to stretch from John O’Groats to Land’s End and back again.
During your visit to Drax Power Station you will be able to see every part of how electricity generation is done and find out how they are upgrading to the latest biomass technology and using compressed wood pellets instead of coal, which cuts the site’s carbon footprint by 80%.
The tour includes an interactive session in the visitor centre and guided walks inside the very heart of the station.