RWE is the largest power producer in Wales, and the country’s number one renewable energy generator. We are currently involved in over 3 GW of energy in Wales across 12 sites, of which around 1 GW is renewable. Our existing renewable energy portfolio already generates one third of Wales’ renewable energy production – enough to power 550,000 homes. We directly employ around 300 people in Wales in dedicated offices in Baglan, Dolgarrog, and the Port of Mostyn, as well as onsite at our power stations.
Over the last decade, RWE and partners have invested over £3 billion to deliver projects in Wales. Our major investments include 2.2 GW Pembroke Power Station, and the £2bn Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. During construction the Gwynt y Môr site produced 700 jobs, with a further 100 highly skilled jobs created longer-term. A further £250 million was invested building onshore wind projects at Brechfa Forest West, Clocaenog Forest and Mynydd y Gwair.
RWE operates six hydro power stations in North Wales from the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) hub at Dolgarrog, providing 45 MW of power and with a total energy storage capacity of 4,800 MWh.
RWE’s state of the art O&M hub is located in the Port of Mostyn where a team of more than 100 operate Wales’ fleet of offshore wind, including Gwynt y Môr (576 MW), Rhyl Flats (90 MW) and North Hoyle (60 MW).
Our last coal-fired power station in the UK, at Aberthaw in Wales, was closed in March 2020 after nearly 60 years of operation.