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RWE backs Future Energy Wales

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November, 2021

RenewableUK Cymru is delighted to announce the headline sponsor for its Future Energy Wales conference and exhibition this month is RWE.  The event will take place on Thursday 25 November in ICC Wales, Newport.

Future Energy Wales will focus on the role of renewable energy in powering economic growth in a net zero Wales.  Throughout the day-long conference, industry experts will discuss progress and options for overcoming the complex challenge of re-engineering an energy system to accommodate the future shape and scale of low-carbon power generation and demand.  Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change will deliver a keynote address to delegates. 

RWE is the largest electricity generator in Wales involved in around 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy and is at the forefront of the country’s low carbon future. The company generates one third of all Wales’ renewable electricity and over the last decade, together with partners, has invested over £3 billion to deliver projects in Wales. It is now pursuing an ambitious pipeline of four onshore windfarms and the Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm which, if fully constructed, would be the largest offshore wind farm in Wales.

Tom Glover is UK Country Chair at RWE and will be speaking at Future Energy Wales.  He said:

“As an industry we must continue to rise to the challenge of achieving net zero, and RWE will keep pushing to look for ways that we can generate more low cost, clean energy while becoming an active partner in supporting the decarbonisation of Wales’ heavy industries.  I am looking forward to meeting with my industry colleagues at Future Energy Wales to talk about what we can do to continue to raise the bar.”

Rhys Wyn Jones, Director of RenewableUK Cymru, said:

“We are very grateful for the support of RWE in running this event.  With COP26 continuing and the recent publication of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy, the focus of Wales and the world is on achieving prosperity through decarbonisation.  We need to move at pace and consider how Wales can harness the economic benefits low cost, zero carbon renewable energy offers.”

Tickets are on sale at www.future-energy.wales and cost £75 for RenewableUK members and £100 for non-members.