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RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future
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RWE- a sustainable electricity supply for the future

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Hans-Peter Meurer, CR Manager - RWE AG - Germany

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  • 1. RWE – a sustainable electricity supply for the future Dr. Hans-Peter Meurer, RWE AG TBLI Europe 2006, Paris, November 9/10, 2006
  • 2. Key demands for a sustainable energy supply C E S C Competitiveness <ul><ul><li>Provision of a cost-efficient European energy supply </li></ul></ul>E Environmental compatibility <ul><ul><li>Climate protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimization of classic emissions (NO X /SO 2 /dust) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation of resources </li></ul></ul>S Security of supply <ul><ul><li>Consideration of whole value chain: fuel supply, generation, transport, distribution, service </li></ul></ul>The well-balanced application of target criteria ensures a sustainable, long term orientated energy supply.
  • 3. Boundary conditions which determine RWE´s generation portfolio: Ressources <ul><li>Fuel mix *) Advantage Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Lignite 40,5% domestic source high CO 2 emissions low production costs medium SO 2 , NO x emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Hard coal 18,4% availability high CO 2 emissions moderate costs medium / high SO 2 , NO x emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear 24,1% availability nuclear safety CO 2 free electricity generation disposal of spent fuels and waste low production costs </li></ul><ul><li>Gas 14,6% low C0 2 emissions medium to high generation costs </li></ul><ul><li>Water 1,4% CO 2 free electricity generation extension nearly unpossible </li></ul><ul><li>Wind 0,6% CO 2 free electricity generation high generation and transport costs impact on landscape </li></ul><ul><li>*) contribution to own generation in 2005 </li></ul>
  • 4. Boundary conditions which determine RWE´s strategy: Regulatory framework <ul><li>Germany: </li></ul><ul><li>100% liberalized market </li></ul><ul><li>LCPD alike pollutant legislation since 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership of mining, generation, transport, distribution, retail </li></ul><ul><li>Access to transport grid supervised by Federal Grid Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Emissions trading installed </li></ul><ul><li>UK: </li></ul><ul><li>100 % liberalized market </li></ul><ul><li>Adaption to LCPD until 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership of generation and retail </li></ul><ul><li>Emissions trading installed </li></ul>
  • 5. RWE´s strategy: No regret <ul><li>Maintain a broad based fuel mix </li></ul><ul><li>Increase efficiency in electricity generation </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new technical solutions for electricity generation and CO 2 abatement </li></ul><ul><li>Take into account future costs for CO 2 emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Support the efficient use of energy </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of emissions trading and JI/CDM </li></ul>Flexibility is a key element to meet future challenges and to secure a no-regret-strategy.
  • 6. Technology of today: New Power Plant Projects in Continental Europe Topping gas turbines Weisweiler 2 x 190 MW <ul><li>Construction and operation permit received in Feb. 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Start of construction in April 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected start of commercial operation: July 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: €150m </li></ul>BoA 2/3 twin unit Neurath 2 x 1,050 MW <ul><li>Permit received in June 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Start of construction in January 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected start of commercial operation: January 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: €2.2bn </li></ul>Hard coal-fired power plant Hamm 2 x 800 MW <ul><li>Announced in November 2005 (poss. with partners) </li></ul><ul><li>Expected commissioning: 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: €1,500m </li></ul>CCGT plant Lingen 850 MW <ul><li>Construction option: kept open </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary approval received in December 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: €400m </li></ul>Hard coal & bio mass fired power plant Netherlands 2 x 800 MW <ul><li>Announced in April 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected commissioning: 2012 / 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: €1,600m </li></ul>
  • 7. Technology of today: Modernizing our UK power plant portfolio Replanting steam turbines at Aberthaw <ul><li>Turbine contracts already placed </li></ul><ul><li>All three units will be retrofitted by 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Thermal efficiency will increase from 36.5% to 38.9% </li></ul><ul><li>Additional capacity of 69 MW </li></ul>Replanting steam turbines at Tilbury <ul><li>Programme of turbine improvements underway </li></ul><ul><li>All three available units will be upgraded by the end of 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of fuel input and emissions by up to 1.5% </li></ul><ul><li>Additional capacity of up to 15 MW per unit achievable </li></ul>Flue gas desulphurization at Aberthaw <ul><li>Retrofit three units to comply with &quot;Large Combustion Plant Directive&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary enabling work has begun </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled to be completed by 2008 </li></ul>Upgrading turbines at CCGT plants <ul><li>Investigating options for improving efficiency and output at Didcot B and Little Barford </li></ul><ul><li>Target heat rate improvement of +1% </li></ul>New build of a CCGT plant <ul><li>Final decision not yet taken: investments will depend on environmental legislation and market conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Option 1: Applied for consent to build a 2,000 MW plant in Pembroke </li></ul><ul><li>Option 2: 1,500 MW consented site at Staythorpe </li></ul>
  • 8. Technology of tomorrow: Increase in efficiency – the priority development target for CO 2 reduction <ul><li>700°C power plant (hard coal & lignite) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency increase of 4%pts possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects: COMTES700 – Component Test Facility for a 700°C Power Plant – initiated by a group of major European power generators (incl. RWE) and material tests in existing power plants of RWE and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget: €22m </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lignite pre-drying/ALPC (Advanced lignite pulverized coal) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency increase of 4%pts possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology successfully proved, from 1993 on, at an RWE pre-drying plant in Frechen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To introduce this technology on a commercial scale, RWE has started the construction of a lignite pre-drying prototype plant at the BoA 1 plant (Niederaussem). Operations will start at the end of 2007. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget: €50m for construction and operation </li></ul></ul>Lignite pre-drying plant at Frechen Extra investment will lead to significantly improved efficiency rates and lower fuel consumption, so that electricity production may be kept constant and CO 2 output be reduced
  • 9. Technology of the Future: RWE to gain leadership in Europe in CO 2 -free power plant technology 1) IGCC: Integrated gasification combined cycle 2) CCS: carbon capture and storage RWE Power plans to develop and build a CO 2 -free 450 MW-coal-fired IGCC 1) plant including CO 2 transport and storage in Germany to demon-strate the whole CCS 2) -chain. Commissioning is scheduled for 2014. In parallel, CO 2 scrubbing for lignite and hard coal will be developed further for advanced conventional power plant technology, also as a retrofit option. 1 2 3 In addition, RWE npower will conduct a feasibility study for a clean coal 1000 MW hard coal fired power plant at Tilbury.
  • 10. Time schedule for development of technology Efficiency increases Beyond CO 2 -free power plant with CO 2 sequestration and storage Today Exploitation of existing efficiency potential Tomorrow Increased efficiency due to new power plant technology Commissioning CO 2 sequestration and storage 2012 2016 2020
  • 11. Down stream energy efficiency <ul><li>Continue to invest in decentralized, good CHP (biomass and gas fired power plants) </li></ul><ul><li>Expand energy services and consultation of small and medium business customers to use energy effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Support campaigns to save energy in households and small business: - dena *) initiative in Germany - Energy Efficiency Commitment in UK *) dena: German Energy Agency </li></ul>
  • 12. CDM/JI projects enable RWE to access cost-effective opportunities to reduce greenhousegas emissions <ul><li>Options presently pursued: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct investment in CDM/JI projects: RWE Power has set up a budget totaling €150 million until 2012 for investments in greenhouse gas abatement projects like utilizing coal mine gas otherwise emitted to the atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchasing carbon credits from third party-projects: Means to make CDM/JI projects developed by third parties financially viable. Example: Decomposition of greenhouse gas emissions in chemical plants in China. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating in carbon funds: RWE has been contributing to the Prototype Carbon Fund of the World Bank since 2000. This fund kick-started the global carbon credit market. </li></ul></ul>Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Emission reductions caused by investment of an industrialized country in a country without reduction commitments are credited to the emission account of the investor country Joint Implementation (JI): Emission reductions caused by investment of one industrialized country in a second industrialized country are credited to the emission account of the investor country Germany/UK Germany/UK China Emission rights Russia Emission rights
  • 13. And what do others say: <ul><li>Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes World and STOXX 2007: Industry Leader for Multiutilities </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Leadership Index of Carbon Disclosure Project 2006: „Best in Class“ in Utility Sector </li></ul>

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