RWE to study gigawatt-scale green hydrogen production in Wales
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German energy company RWE AG (ETR:RWE) has hired professional services firm Jacobs to explore the installation of an electrolyser for the production of green hydrogen at the Pembroke Power Station site in South Wales.
With the financial support of the South Wales Industrial Cluster, Jacobs has four months until March 2022 to study the feasibility of an electrolyser with an initial capacity of 100 MW that would be powered with green electricity produced locally or from the grid, RWE said on Friday. The green hydrogen produced at the Pembroke site could be delivered to industrial clients in South Wales.
The project could benefit from accessibility to floating offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea, available electricity and gas connections and reach a capacity of several gigawatts in the future.
The plan is part of RWE’s Pembroke Net Zero Centre (PNZC) and is supported by the Pembrokeshire County Council as it will help decarbonise the local transport, including buses and vehicle fleet.
The German energy major launched PNZC earlier this year with the aim of developing decarbonisation solutions in the Pembrokeshire county in the southwest of Wales, using its expertise in offshore wind, gas-fired generation and hydrogen production. The Essen-based company plans to invest a total of GBP 15 billion (USD 19.94bn/EUR 17.6bn) in green energy projects in the UK by the end of the decade.
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