During the first German auction to decommission hard coal-fired power plants, RWE Generation has been allocated compensation for both the 800 megawatts Unit E of its Westfalen power plant in Hamm and its 800 megawatts Unit B of the Ibbenburen power plant. This has been announced by the German Federal Network Agency. As a consequence, RWE will no longer be entitled to market the electricity generated in these plants after December 31 of this year. Subject to the review by the transmission system operators, the last two hard coal-fired power plants of RWE in Germany will be decommissioned. For both plants, with a total net capacity of 1,560 megawatts, the company will receive 216 million euros in line with the awards of the auction.
RWE employs 166 people at the Westfalen power station and 88 at the Ibbenbüren power plant. RWE will now prepare the decommissioning process and the associated personnel measures together with the company's co-determination councils.
Plans for the subsequent use of both sites will be further developed in due course and in consultation with regional stakeholders.