RWE and npower Business Solutions Join Forces to Propel Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

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In a significant development for the renewable energy sector, RWE Supply & Trading and npower Business Solutions (nBS) have announced a collaborative effort aimed at enhancing the availability of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for renewable energies in the UK.

The collaboration, formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), positions RWE to extend its reach in the renewable energy market and grants nBS customers access to one of the largest and fastest-growing renewable energy generation portfolios in the UK.

Olaf Lubenow, Head of Commodity Solutions UK, North & South Europe of RWE Supply & Trading, emphasized the strategic advantage of the partnership, stating, “RWE is well positioned to meet the growing global demand for green power. The combination of our broad asset base and our strength in trading and origination allows us to tailor green PPAs to specific customer needs. The partnership with npower Business Solutions will give their customers across the UK access to these PPA solutions from RWE.”

RWE’s Renewable Energy Dominance in the UK

As the leading power producer in the UK, RWE accounts for approximately 15 percent of the country’s electricity generation. Their diverse operational portfolio includes onshore wind, offshore wind, hydro, biomass, and gas, totaling around 10 gigawatts (GW) pro rata of installed capacity.

This robust infrastructure can sufficiently cover the electricity needs of approximately 14 million UK households. RWE is committed to investing up to £15 billion in new green technologies and infrastructure in the UK by 2030, solidifying its position as one of the largest renewable generators in the country.

nBS’s Strategic Move to Address Corporate Demand for Clean Power

nBS, a prominent business energy supplier in the UK and part of the E. ON Group, recognizes the increasing corporate demand for clean power. Providing corporate PPAs from a major international power trading company is a pivotal step towards meeting sustainability targets.

Ben Whitelam, Director of Commercial at nBS, remarked, “Moving to a renewable energy supply is one of the key ways that our customers can meet their sustainability targets.”

RWE’s Pioneering Role in Wind and Solar Energy

RWE’s robust footprint in the UK’s wind energy sector, comprising more than 2.6 GW (RWE share) from offshore and onshore wind farms, showcases the company’s leadership in renewable energy. With ambitious plans for offshore wind projects and commercial-scale floating wind farms, including those in the Celtic Sea, RWE possesses one of the largest offshore wind pipelines in the UK.

RWE is also committed to expanding in the onshore wind sector, with approximately 2 GW of onshore wind projects under development in Wales and Scotland. Moreover, RWE’s investment in solar energy, evidenced by the acquisition of JBM Solar in March 2023, further cements their commitment to sustainability. This acquisition brings a mature pipeline with a total capacity of around 6.1 gigawatts (GWac), including 3.8 GWac of solar and 2.3 GWac of battery storage projects into RWE’s renewable energy portfolio.

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