RWE launches net zero centre in Wales

Feasibility studies part-funded by the UK Government will investigate how hydrogen and carbon capture can help reduce carbon emissions from Pembroke Power Station

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RWE has launched a new net zero centre in Wales as part of the company’s efforts to help decarbonise industry in the country.

The Pembroke Net Zero Centre (PNZC) is made up of three distinct pillars: green hydrogen production, including feasibility studies and potential development of an electrolyser on the Pembroke site, the development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea and decarbonisation of Pembroke Power Station.

Feasibility studies that have been part-funded by the UK Government will investigate how hydrogen and carbon capture can help reduce carbon emissions from Pembroke Power Station.

They will also look into the feasibility of establishing a new green hydrogen production facility to support the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) partners within the industrial cluster.

RWE believes Pembroke is the ideal location for the Centre – it operates a large-scale gas-fired power station with access to gas and electricity networks, floating wind opportunities in the Celtic Sea and potential industrial off-takers for green hydrogen in South Wales.

PNZC will draw on the extensive knowledge and expertise from across RWE’s offshore wind, gas-fired generation and hydrogen businesses to demonstrate a pathway towards decarbonisation.

It will work with RWE experts across the Welsh, UK and international businesses in generation, renewables and trading, looking at the deployment of innovative new technologies to help decarbonise the region and support Wales’ 2050 net zero ambition.

Tom Glover, RWE UK Country Chair said: “We are excited to launch the Pembroke Net Zero Centre, which is at the heart of RWE’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040.

“As one of the world’s leading energy companies, RWE has significant expertise in onshore and offshore wind, developing green hydrogen production plants and operating large-scale gas plants. Pembroke is a unique site to establish a Net Zero Centre, which will showcase in one location the technologies that are essential to Wales’ decarbonised future.”