Generation – a constant supply of energy
RWE owns and operates a mix of coal, oil, biomass and gas-fired power stations across the UK, with the capacity to generate over 11,000 MW of electricity. We produce more than 10% of the UK's power.
In January 2013 RWE Generation SE began operation to provide a focused generation business. RWE Generation steers RWE's portfolio of power generation across Europe - a total power generation of around 50,000 MW at more than 50 sites.
To find out more about RWE Generation, please click here. You can find out more about RWE Generation's UK power stations on these pages.
Our combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations are highly efficient and emit no sulphur dioxide and lower levels of nitrous oxides than other forms of generation.
Gas-fired power stations:
Coal and biomass
We own and operate two of the UK’s largest coal-fired power stations, located in southern England with good access to distribution and rail facilities for sourcing fuel from different suppliers. We recently converted one of our coal-fired stations to run on 100% sustainable biomass.
Coal and biomass-fired power stations:
Our oil-fired power stations have short start-up times, which helps to balance demand at peak times.
Oil-fired power stations:
In addition to our gas, coal and oil-fired power stations, we also manage a portfolio of cogeneration plant.
Investment in new power stations
We’ve embarked upon a large scale building programme of new generation infrastructure.
Output and availability data
As part of our compliance with the EU's Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) we publish the output of our generation portfolio with capacity of 100 MW or more every 30 minutes, as well as information on any changes to that plants’ availability (both planned and unplanned) of 100 MW or more. This information can be viewed on RWE's Transparency Drive website.