Generation – a constant supply of energy

RWE owns and operates a mix of modern and efficient coal, oil, biomass and gas-fired power stations across the UK, with the capacity to generate around 11,000 MW of electricity. We produce around 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 40,000 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.

Gas

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 one of the UK's largest coal-fired power stations in Aberthaw, South Wales.

Coal and biomass-fired power stations:

 

Oil

Our oil-fired power stations have short start-up times, which helps to balance demand at peak times.

Oil-fired power stations:

 

Cogeneration

In addition to our gas, coal and oil-fired power stations, we also manage a portfolio of cogeneration plant.

npower cogen

Investment in new power stations

Over the past five years we’ve invested over £5 billion in new generation infrastructure, building modern and more efficient power stations, as well as renewable energy technologies, to help secure the UK’s future energy supplies.  

New power stations

 

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.

RWE Transparency Drive