Haven supplies electricity to some 22,000 SMEs, and will provide another outlet for electricity generated by Drax.
Dorothy Thompson, chief executive of Drax, commented: “We are acquiring a good business at good value. Haven is a small acquisition in the overall context of Drax, but is an excellent fit with the existing trading business, providing a platform to grow another route to market for our power.”
Drax’s latest financial results reveal a strong trading performance for last year, with a turnover of £454 million. “During 2008, we delivered a good performance against a backdrop of extreme movements in commodity prices,” Thompson added.