Jason Shipstone

Head of R&D
Drax Power Ltd.

As Head of R&D for the Drax Group, Jason leads a team responsible for the ongoing research into future technologies and their potential application within all aspects of the power sector, from fuel production, through generation and into retail. The team develops ideas from concept stage through to executable packages and works across the group to help transition these packages through to delivery.

Drax Power Ltd.

Drax is predominantly a power generation business responsible for meeting some 7% of the UK’s electricity demand. Currently owning and operating the largest power station in the UK, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Through the progressive expansion of the use of sustainable biomass, as a replacement for coal, we aim to make a meaningful contribution to the UK’s transition towards a low carbon economy.

At the other end of the supply chain, through our retail arm, Haven Power, we serve the needs of over 32,000 business customers. Our intention is to grow this business to provide us with a valuable alternative to trading through the wholesale electricity market