RWE npower

RWE npower, a division of the RWE Group, is a leading integrated UK energy company. We supply gas and electricity through our retail business npower. We operate and manage our portfolio of flexible, low-cost coal, oil and gas-fired power stations and are developing innovative energy-related technologies.

Company details

Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way , Swindon , Wiltshire SN5 6PB United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Energy - Energy Utilities
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

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RWE npower is a leading UK energy company and is part of the RWE Group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies.

We serve around 6.5 million residential and business customers with electricity, gas and energy Through RWE Generation, we operate and manage a flexible portfolio of coal, oil, biomass and gas-fired power stations, producing more than 10% of the electricity used in Great Britain. We also manage a portfolio of cogeneration plant.

In the UK, RWE is also at the forefront of producing energy through renewable sources.

RWE npower renewables, part of RWE Innogy, leads the UK wind power market and are also leaders in hydroelectric generation.

RWE is one of Europe's five leading electricity and gas companies, active in the generation, trading, transmission and supply of electricity and gas. More than 70,000 employees supply over 16 million customers with electricity and around 8 million customers with gas. In the 2011 financial year RWE recorded about €51.6 billion in revenue.

Our company, like our industry, has evolved constantly since the electricity industry was privatised in the early 1990s, when we became National Power, one of the UK’s leading power generators.

Over the next ten years we transformed the business by disposing of excess generating capacity.  Through the acquisition of Midlands Electricity, Calortex, and Independent Energy, we also established a substantial presence in the supply market.  In April 2000 our various supply businesses were relaunched under a single brand, npower.  By becoming an integrated company with both generation assets and a retail business, we were well placed to operate competitively in the volatile UK energy markets.

In 2000 National Power demerged to created Innogy, a leading integrated UK energy company, and International Power.  As Innogy we acquired the supply businesses of Northern Electric and Yorkshire Electricity, which increased our customer base to nearly 7 million.

In 2002 we were acquired by RWE, one of Europe’s leading utilities and became RWE npower, the UK energy business of the RWE Group.

On 1 February 2008 the renewable generation assets of the RWE Group were consolidated in a new operating company, RWE Innogy.  In the UK, the renewable business of the Group is RWE npower renewables.

With power comes responsibility
We recognise the impact that our business has on the world we live in through the burning of fossil fuels, and aim to ensure that we undertake all aspects of our business in a responsible manner.

We also take the wellbeing of our employees seriously, as it is their talent, energy and knowledge that enable us to compete successfully in today’s demanding business conditions. It’s not just our employees that make our business a success – from the communities in which we operate to Government departments and local liaison committees, all of our stakeholders have a role to play in our success.