Drax Group’s power plant in Scotland aims to make British grid greener

Drax Group’s power plant in Scotland will help to keep the electricity system running at the needed frequency while reducing the risk of power cuts.

A hollow mountain pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Scotland has started making the British grid greener by providing support services.

That is the outcome of a new partnership, which has been established between Drax Group and the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and is expected to save consumers up to £128 million over six years.

As part of the agreement, Cruachan Power Station on the slopes of Ben Cruachan in Argyll will provide the grid with support services including inertia, which helps to keep the electricity system running at the needed frequency while reducing the risk of power cuts.

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