The goals of our research and development activities are derived from our strategic vision. RWE is clearly focused on growth - we want to further expand our leading market position in the UK, Europe, America and in the Asia-Pacific region. To achieve our growth targets, we have an attractive project development pipeline of more than 22 gigawatts. We will drive innovative technologies forward such as hydrogen, battery storage and floating offshore. We have a strong base in Europe, where we operate more than 200 onshore wind farms and solar plants.
We are a credible and efficient partner for the long-term transformation of the UK energy system. We have the expertise across all RWE operating companies to bring forward innovative energy solutions.
Hydrogen at RWE
Hydrogen is absolutely key to getting to net zero. You cannot decarbonise heavy industry or aviation without it. Across all RWE companies, we have 250 employees working on 30 hydrogen projects in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. RWE isone of the few companies involved in all stages of the H2 value chain, ranging from electricity generation from renewables to hydrogen generation and storage, through to distribution to industrial customers. And through our gas-fired power stations, in the long-term we’re well positioned to be an off-taker of clean hydrogen for reliable , flexible power.
In the UK, RWE is participating in the South Wales Industrial Cluster via our Pembroke Power Station. Located on the Milford Haven Waterway , the station is close to existing major energy infrastructure, including a deep water port with liquified natural gas import terminals and the high pressure gas transmission network. Future growth from offshore wind, off the Pembrokeshire coast is also likely. These factors, plus proximity to major steel, chemical, oil and cement industries means that Milford Haven is suitable as a centre for future hydrogen production. Amongst other things, the Cluster will investigate the extent to which hydrogen can be produced and used in South Wales, and what infrastructure would be required for this.