RWE unveils hydrogen plans in Wales


RWE has joined forces with Jacobs to investigate the production and supply of green hydrogen at the Pembroke Power Station in Wales.

On 17 December, RWE outlined how the study – set to conclude March 2022 – will involve investigations into the feasibility of installing an initial 100MW electrolyser, capable of producing green hydrogen from local and grid connected renewable energy. This would have the potential to grow several GW in scale, linking to floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, becoming one of the UK’s largest green hydrogen plants in development.

The feasibility study will also look to explore the potential for supplying green hydrogen to various transport and decarbonisation uses throughout Pembrokeshire. The knowledge and experience gained through the study will build a better understanding of the practicalities and economics of the entire project which, RWE said, will serve as an important precursor for a funding application under the government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund in spring.