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Drax Supplies Free Energy To Care Homes

Energy supplier Drax Group is to give 170 care homes in the UK free power during the coronavirus pandemic. The care homes, all local to Drax’s eight power plants, will each soon receive a letter to inform them that their bills have been cancelled.

According to Energy Live News, the care homes are already being supplied by Opus Energy and Haven Power, both parts of Drax Group. As well as this, Drax is also donating £150,000 to the Money Advice Trust’s Business Debtline, a national charity helping SMEs facing financial hardship.

Previously, Draz has announced that they will reduce or defer payment plans for business customers struggling during the lockdown, and they have frozen energy rates for three months for those near the end of their contracts and rolling on to a monthly plan.

Drax Group CEO, Will Gardiner said: “We’re working hard to offer more support to our customers and communities during this crisis.

“Care homes are critically important – they do incredible work looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and we know this pandemic is putting them under immense pressure. As a gesture of appreciation for the excellent work these businesses are doing, we’re cancelling their energy bills for a couple of months.”

“We know a lot of businesses are having a tough time, as the lockdown is having a major impact on many different sectors, so we’ve donated £150,000 to the Money Advice Trust’s Business Debtline. This will help to ensure those businesses who may be struggling to pay their bills can access the advice and support they need.”

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