Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale
Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale. Scottish Power has become the first of the UK’s big six energy firms to ditch fossil fuels for electricity generation, by selling off its last remaining gas power stations to Drax for more than £700m. Iberdrola, Scottish Power’s Spanish parent company, said the move was part of its strategy to tackle climate change and would free it up to invest in renewables and power grids in the UK. That leaves Scottish Power producing all its power from windfarms. While it has many onshore, the firm’s growth is in offshore windfarms, including East Anglia One, which should take the crown of the world’s largest when it opens in 2020. However, the company’s 5 million domestic customers will still be supplied with a mix of green and brown electricity, with some bought from other coal and gas power plant operators.