UK Volume 22 Superbrands UK Vol. 22 RWE has reinvigorated its business and is now a leading supplier of renewables worldwide, with wind farms, solar power and battery storage facilities in many countries for clean, reliable and affordable electricity and a sustainable future, culminating in climate neutrality by 2040 Market One of the most crucial challenges of our time is to meet the increasing demand for electricity while simultaneously protecting the climate. Such an endeavour is dependent upon a global energy transition that is based on renewable energy sources. RWE believes that renewable energies, storage technologies and hydrogen are the waves of the future. In conjunction with flexible generation and customer solutions, they constitute RWE’s core business. Today, RWE is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. Product Large offshore and onshore wind farms as well as solar energy serve as the foundations of RWE’s climate-friendly electricity production in many countries. They are complemented by storage technologies, flexible generation and various hydrogen-related activities. In addition to Germany, RWE is focused on the EU, UK and US markets. RWE also intends to develop selected Asian markets in cooperation with partners. RWE’s commitment to green electricity and, in the future, green hydrogen makes it a strong partner with respect to the decarbonisation of industry. RWE also boasts a highly efficient gas fleet and an international energy trading business. In parallel, RWE is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Approximately 20,000 RWE employees worldwide are actively involved in shaping the energy transition. The goal is clear, RWE will be carbon-neutral by 2040. Achievements RWE has embarked upon a new beginning by means of the biggest transformation of the company since it was founded more than 120 years ago. RWE has transformed itself from a German electricity generation company that operated nuclear and hard-coal-fired power stations into a global leader in renewable energy. RWE has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage systems that have a capacity of roughly nine gigawatts at their disposal. RWE is driving the expansion of renewables in more than 20 countries on five continents. From 2020 to 2022, RWE Renewables intends to invest €5bn net in renewables and to expand its renewables portfolio to 13 gigawatts of net capacity. Recent Developments RWE is driving innovation. With numerous projects across all stages of the value chain, it is working towards making innovation a reality. RWE is well on its way to becoming a major player in the hydrogen age. It currently has more than 30 hydrogen projects in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Furthermore, in cooperation with renowned partners, RWE is venturing into completely new regions with floating offshore wind power. This technology is becoming increasingly important, especially in countries with steeply sloping coasts, such as Japan and the USA. Promotion RWE has undergone a fundamental transformation and is fully energised for a sustainable future. The brand identity illustrates the transformation In the 1970s, RWE researched and tested alternatives like solar power, electric cars and heat pumps DID YOU KNOW?