RWE Renewables signed a Power Purchase Agreement with E.ON UK under which the company will offtake 100% of the electricity produced by the Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm from 2022 until 2035. This includes the Renewable Obligation Certificates from the plant. The contract directly follows on from the previous agreement to supply E.ON UK’s customers with green electricity from the offshore wind farm, and which is due to end in 2022.
Humber Gateway is located in the United Kingdom, off the coast of East Yorkshire and was commissioned in 2015. With an installed capacity of 219 megawatts, the wind farm is capable of supplying green electricity equivalent to the annual average demand of almost 300,000 UK homes2. RWE recently divested a 49% stake in Humber Gateway to Greencoat. With a 51% share in the plant, RWE continues to operate the wind farm.
In the United Kingdom, RWE is currently constructing the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm and is developing the Sofia offshore project, both of which will expand RWE’s current UK portfolio of nine offshore wind farms. In addition, RWE recently signed Agreements for Lease with The Crown Estate to develop extension projects at four offshore wind farms.