ESO ‘still in talks’ with Drax about coal units returning for winter

The Electricity System Operator (ESO) has claimed it is “still in talks” with Drax about making its last two coal units available over the coming winter, despite the latter previously ruling this out as a possibility. However, Drax has denied being in negotiations with the ESO, saying it has already begun decommissioning the units. Utility Week understands significant work would now be required to bring the units back online and they would not be able to provide as much capacity as before.

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