RWE AG is a leading global renewable energy supplier, headquartered in Essen, Germany. Through its various subsidiaries, the energy company supplies electricity and gas to more than 20 million electricity customers and 10 million gas customers, principally in Europe. As a result of the recent transaction between E.ON and RWE will become a broadly diversified power producer optimally complementing a large portfolio of renewables assets with its conventional energy generation and linking the two with its existing trading platform.
RWE is planning to build a 100 MW hydrogen plant on the site of RWE’s Eemshaven power station for the large-scale production of green hydrogen. This is close to the Westereems Wind Farm, which will supply the green electricity. In this way, wind energy would be used to produce considerable volumes of green hydrogen. The Eemshaven power station in addition produces demineralised water that can be used for the conversion. In addition, electricity from biomass can also contribute to the production of green hydrogen when there is no wind. The combination makes it an interesting location for a hydrogen plant.