Recent Release | 24 Jul 2022

The Economic Impact of Drax Group in the U.K., U.S. and Canada

Economic Consulting Team

Oxford Economics

Drax Group (Drax) is the global leader in the production, generation, and supply of renewable power from sustainably sourced biomass, and a pioneer in carbon removal technology. Its purpose is to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future.

Our new report, commissioned by Drax, evaluates the contribution of the company’s own global operations, the economic activity supported by its procurement spending and the impact of the wage payments to employees. Our analysis shows that Drax‘s operations in the U.K., U.S., and Canada generated £3.1 billion in GDP in 2021 and supported over 35,000 jobs across these three markets. We also find that the activity generated by Drax’s power stations, pellet plants, and corporate offices, is also having a positive impact on local communities across the U.K., the U.S. and Canada.

About the team

Our Economic Consulting team are world leaders in quantitative economic analysis, working with clients around the globe and across sectors to build models, forecast markets and evaluate interventions using state-of-the art techniques. Lead consultants on this project were:

Stephen Foreman

Associate Director, Economic Impact

James Bedford

Senior Economist, Economic Impact

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