Ofgem's investigation into the 9 August blackout has detailed why Hornsea One and Little Barford - the offshore wind farm and CCGT plant at the heart of the event - remained disconnected from the grid.
Power companies are to be fined £10.5 million and an already planned review into the electricity system operator (ESO) accelerated following Ofgem’s investigation into the nationwide blackout on 9 August 2019.
Capacity Market reinstatement lifts RWE forecasts as utility boasts ‘formidable’ renewables prospects
The reinstatement of the Capacity Market, coupled with better than expected performance, has caused RWE to upgrade its full-year guidance by nearly 30%.
Big Six energy company E.on has signed a new power purchasing agreement with German power giant RWE Renewables, for 892MW of power a year.
German power giant RWE has set its sights on being carbon neutral by 2040, aided by a slew of investments in renewables and decommissioning of coal plants.
The European Commission has approved the transaction between RWE and E.On, paving the way for the former to become one of Europe’s mainstays in renewable power generation.
The sudden loss of nearly 2GW of generation triggered a stress event and power cuts experienced up and down the country on Friday evening (9 August 2019).
E.On has seen a 12% decline in half-year earnings, with its customer solutions unit being the hardest hit as earnings halved.
RWE is to close its 1.56GW Aberthaw B coal-fired power station in March 2020, taking the UK’s operational coal fleet down to four.