Pembroke Net Zero Hub is closely aligned with the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC), of which RWE is a partner and has been part funded by government to deliver feasibility studies within the cluster.
RWE has a clear ambition - to be carbon neutral by 2040. Since 2012 in the UK, the company has closed its three coal-fired power stations and two oil-fired stations. On its journey to decarbonisation, the company reduced UK carbon intensity by 34% between 2012 and 2019.
Over the course of 60 years, RWE’s site at Pembroke in south-west Wales has completely transformed: from firstly hosting an oil-fired power station in the 1960s, to transitioning later in the 2010s to a highly efficient natural gas-fired power station that continues to produce the lowest CO2 intensity power of any gas plant in the UK. Looking to the future, RWE’s pathway to carbon neutrality will require wide-scale investment in the decarbonisation technologies. These will be brought together in a new initiative: ‘The Pembroke Net Zero Centre’.