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RWE is considering developing three CCS projects in the UK

RWE, the UK’s leading power producer, today announced plans for three new CCS projects as the company aims to decarbonise the UK electricity supply. CCS stands for Carbon Capture and Storage – the capture and underground storage of carbon. The UK aims to decarbonize the UK electricity sector by 2035.

RWE is investigating the extent to which existing gas-fired power plants in Pembroke, Wales and Stathorpe in the UK can be retrofitted with CCS technology. With an installed capacity of 2.2 gigawatts (GW), Pembroke has been operational since 2012 and the 1.7 GW Staythorpe gas-fired power station has been operational since 2010. In addition, RWE is leading a development project in Great Britain. A new gas-fired power station with carbon capture near the banks of the Humber in Stallingborough, north-east Lincolnshire, England. The planned power plant will have a production capacity of up to 0.8 GW and will be able to power one million homes every year.

Tom Glover, RWE UK Country Head: “It is important that green gas power plant projects are developed to decarbonize the electricity sector, support security of supply, and enable large-scale industrial decarbonization. CCS technology can support the expansion of renewable and other low-carbon technologies by guaranteeing security of supply through safe, flexible and all-weather electricity.” I am delighted to announce our plans for three CCS projects in the UK. These represent an important step towards decarbonising our existing gas fleet.”

As the operator of the largest fleet of gas-fired power plants in Great Britain and a leading power producer based on renewable energies, RWE sees CCS technology as a viable solution for decarbonised, reliable and always available power generation. CCS technology contributes to Great Britain’s goal of decarbonising its electricity system by 2035. All three proposed CCS schemes are of great importance to the long-term security of supply in Great Britain. They also contribute to RWE’s goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2040, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

If all three projects go ahead, they could generate up to 4.7 GW of flexible, CO.2-Providing free generation capacity – enough to generate electricity to meet the needs of an estimated 8.1 million British households and 11 million tonnes of CO at the same time.2 save per year. These projects will also be a significant investment in the UK energy system.

All the three projects are located near the planned CO2Third parties have access to networks or shipping facilities that allow safe transport and storage of carbon dioxide. RWE has partnerships with industrial clusters South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) And Viking CCS This is built to create transportation and storage options. Options for using captured CO where possible2 should be developed.

In the next phase, applications for three projects for “Track 2 Phase 2” funding will be prepared by the British “Department of Energy Security and Net Zero”. For CCS projects, this is proximity to systems that store or transport CO2 Purpose The key here is to demonstrate that carbon capture is a viable solution and a key contributor to achieving the UK target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

More information on RWE’s CCS projects in the UK can be found here.

RWE is driving the development of CCS technology not only in Great Britain but also in the Netherlands. Information about the RWE project BECCUS for large-scale CO capture and storage2 You can find it in the Netherlands Here.