Pembroke Green Hydrogen is being developed on the RWE Pembrokeshire site with an initial project for 110MW green hydrogen production project, with the ambition to scale this up to GW scale in the future.
The green hydrogen, produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen in an electrolyser, will be used in local industry and as a fuel for future hydrogen-powered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Electricity from renewables will power the hydrogen production process, providing a clean zero carbon fuel for end users. The electricity will be delivered via the National Grid and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and the agreement will be secured before the final investment decision. The project has accepted a connection offer from National Grid.
Following the completion of a feasibility study with Jacobs in April 2022, we have been completing further engineering and supporting studies for planning and permitting and developing our procurement strategy. The project is looking to submit planning and permitting applications in early 2024.As part of the planning process, we will ensure a robust community and stakeholder consultation.
The project will be applying for financial support from the UK Government that will help with the operating costs of the electrolyser and possibly the capital cost of the project depending on the final design of the funding round. Subject to being successful in the funding application and receiving planning permission, construction could begin in 2025 with completion late 2026/ early 2027. The project is part of RWE’s “Pembroke Net Zero Centre (PNZC)” initiative which is a key to unlock decarbonisation for South Wales.