RWE Begins Feasibility Study For Carbon Capture At Great Yarmouth Power Station

RWE Begins Feasibility Study For Carbon Capture At Great Yarmouth Power Station - Carbon Herald
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Earlier this week RWE UK, the country’s largest electricity generator, shared plans for another carbon capture project. The company is set to perform a feasibility study at its Great Yarmouth Power Station, which if proven viable will facilitate the production of 400 megawatts of electricity while capturing approximately 600,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year.

When integrated with the company’s other three Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, the combined capacity would reach 5.1 gigawatts of low-carbon electricity.

Andy Wilkins, RWE Project Development Manager, said, “We are pleased to announce the start of a Carbon Capture feasibility study at Great Yarmouth Power Station as a continuation of our journey towards a decarbonised gas fleet. Carbon capture can support the expansion of other renewable and low carbon technologies that RWE is already a leader in deploying, by providing energy security through firm and flexible provision of electricity.”

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Situated in Norfolk, along England’s eastern coastline, Great Yarmouth stands as a natural-gas-fired combined-cycle gas and steam turbine power plant. Commissioned in 2002, its capacity caters to the energy needs of approximately 300,000 households.

The Great Yarmouth facility is already linked to a gas pipeline originating from the Bacton gas terminal. This existing infrastructure positions it favorably for potential connection to the newly developed carbon storage facilities within the region.

The other three projects are located at the company’s at its existing stations Staythorpe and Pembroke in Wales, and a new gas fired power station with carbon capture at Stallingborough.

Read more: RWE To Install Carbon Capture Technology At UK Gas Plants

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