RWE Power AG

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2 Huyssenallee, Essen, 45128 Germany


Large scale energy and heat production in NWE: RWE Power AG is a company of the RWE Group. Nowadays its business is lignite-based and nuclear power generation. The Company employs about 10,300 people and operates three opencast lignite mines in the Rhineland area. Lignite production is predominantly used for electricity generation in the Company’s own power stations, but is also processed to make solid fuels and filter materials. The Weisweiler power plant site will become a real laboratory for geothermal energy research: in 2020, an exploratory borehole up to 2,000 metres deep is to be drilled in front of the power plant. Preparatory work for the Interreg "Roll out DGE NWE" project began in 2019. Weisweiler is one of the four pilot sites.

Thematic priorities:

  • Low carbon

Involved in

Low carbon

DGE-ROLLOUT - Roll-out of Deep Geothermal Energy in NWE

To facilitate the uptake of low carbon technologies, products, processes and services in sectors with high energy saving potential, to reduce GHG emissions in NWE

Status: ongoing

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