RWE has announced plans to progress three new carbon capture projects in the UK.
It is testing the feasibility of options to retrofit carbon capture technology at its existing CCGT power stations at Pembroke and Staythorpe. It is also developing proposals for a new carbon-capture 800 MW gas-fired power station at Stallingborough, close to the Humber Estuary. RWE said that the proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects will play a key part in helping the company achieve its global ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040.
The projects are now preparing to apply to the UK’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s Track 2 Phase 2 cluster sequencing funding application process, which is dedicated to carbon capture projects in close proximity to carbon capture storage or transport facilities.
Tom Glover, UK Country Chair for RWE, said: “In order to decarbonise the power sector, support security of supply, and enable large-scale industrial decarbonisation, it is important that clean gas-fired generation projects are developed. Carbon capture can support the expansion of other renewable and low-carbon technologies by providing energy security through firm and flexible provision of electricity that is not reliant on weather. I am pleased to announce our plans for three UK carbon capture projects, representing an important step in our progression towards decarbonising our existing gas fleet.”