Drax Power Station has submitted an application to develop a gas generation and battery storage project in the UK.
Last year, it announced plans to replace the two remaining coal generating units with up to 3.6GW of high efficiency gas-fired power production and up to 200MW of battery storage.
Since then, it has been developing engineering and environmental reports for the application as well as carrying out consultations with local people, landowners and councils.
Andy Koss, Drax Power CEO said: “With our gas Repower plans and the conversion of a fourth generating unit this summer to use biomass instead of coal, we intend to extend the life of the plant, protect jobs and deliver the flexible and reliable power millions of households and businesses need.
“The Repower project could secure the future of the power station beyond 2025 when the government says coal must come off the system.”
The company has so far coverted three out of the six coal units to biomass and a fourth is scheduled for conversion this summer.