RWE investigates green hydrogen potential in Wales


United KingdomEnergy company RWE has signed a contract with professional services firm Jacob’s to investigate the potential for green hydrogen production and supply at Pembroke Power Station, which is located in Wales.

The four-month study, which will be completed in March 2022, will investigate the feasibility of installing a 100 megawatt (MW) electrolyser to generate green hydrogen from local and grid-connected renewable energy. One of the UK’s largest green hydrogen plants is being planned for the Celtic Sea, with the potential to grow to several gigawatts (GW) in size, linked to floating offshore wind turbines.

Additionally, a feasibility study will examine the possibility of supplying Pembrokeshire with green hydrogen for various transportation and decarbonization purposes.

Preparation for a funding application for a UK Government Net Zero Hydrogen Fund next Spring will benefit from the knowledge and experience gained from this study.

An industrial consortium of Wales’ major industry, energy and infrastructure, law and academic and engineering organizations has partially funded the feasibility study. An alliance of public and private sector stakeholders has helped to secure funding for a variety of regional decarbonization projects.

RWE’s Pembroke Net Zero Center (PNZC) was launched earlier this year, and this is the first project to come out of it. With the help of RWE’s offshore wind, gas-fired generation, and hydrogen businesses, the PNZC is developing Pembrokeshire solutions that support decarbonization.

With a goal of investing £15 billion in green energy projects in the UK by 2030, RWE is a leader in green innovation. Involvement in GET H2, NortH2 and AquaVentus has given the company extensive experience in the development of hydrogen projects in Europe. At the same time RWE is committed to delivering this emerging technology and creating skilled green jobs at the same time