How does RWE use gas for electricity production?
The pressurised gas enters a turbine where its combustion drives the turbine. A connected generator can convert the energy obtained in this way into the end product: electricity.
Flexible with short start-up times
In the future, gas-fired power plants will play an important role, particularly when it comes to guaranteeing a reliable, flexible electricity supply, as a non-weather-dependent supplement to wind energy- and solar energy-based electricity production. The major benefit of these plants is their flexibility: at times when it is necessary to do so, they can be run up to their peak capacity within a matter of minutes. For example, when sun and wind are not producing enough energy. This will play an important role in regulating our electricity grids and preventing power outages during peak demand periods at the same time.
With power plants in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and Turkey, RWE is one of the leading operators of advanced gas-fired power plants in Europe. RWE has 4 gas-fired power plants in the Netherlands.