We are feeling all powered up with industry knowledge after our educational tour at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire this week!
The visit took Holly back to the classroom at school where she first learned about the energy industry and the difference in her perception of the scale of the power station when visiting the site in person -
“I remember learning about generators at school, but obviously when looking at them in textbooks, you can’t fully comprehend the sheer scale of them. It is great to see educational tours within the energy industry which take young people, from school aged children to graduates like myself out of the classroom environment to actual active sites like the Drax Power Station to really bring learning to life”.
Cheryl commented on how impressed she was by the number of pioneering initiatives at Drax Power Station to help reach its ambition to become carbon negative by 2030. One of these initiatives which captured the interest of all parties within the tour group included a first of a kind project carried out within a pilot facility onsite at the power station, which sees the development of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).
Educational tours like this offer immense value to people of all ages, whether like us they are already working within the industry to keep abreast of the latest developments and innovations but also to attract the next generation to come and play a vital role in taking the industry forwards on a path to a net zero future.