UK COAL PLC is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in surface and underground coal mining, property regeneration and management, and power generation. The Company operates four deep mines, located in Central and Northern England. Its deep mines business consists of Daw Mill (Warwickshire), Kellingley (Yorkshire), and Thoresby and Welbeck (Nottinghamshire). It has reserves and resources of over 100 million tons at these mines. As of December 31, 2007, the Company had six active surface mines. Total surface mining reserves available for planning are estimated at approximately 97 million tons. It has 29 megawatts of electrical power generation capacity, utilizing waste gas from mines. The Company owns some 46,500 acres (18,818 hectares) of predominantly agricultural land. In May 2008, the Company announced that its joint venture company with Hargreaves Services plc, Coal4Energy Limited has acquired a majority share in Maxibrite Limited.