RWE establishes 200 staff positions for new wind and solar projects

In connection with setting a higher green capacity target, the German power company plans a round of domestic recruitment.

Tyske RWE, der netop har vundet det danske Thor-udbud, sætter fart under de tyske VE-ambitioner. | Photo: POOL New/REUTERS / X80003

RWE recent upgraded its renewable energy goal to 50GW by 2030 – a doubling against the prior target and one that will require many new projects and additional staff.

To this end, the utility announces a recruitment round entailing 200 new jobs within wind and solar project development.

"Our billions of euros of investments create plenty of opportunities for qualified employees," says RWE Chief Operating Officer Katja Wünschel in a statement: 

"Our 'Tailwind for Germany' campaign stands for expansion and speed. We are planning ambitious growth for electricity from wind and sun, with regional project development and increased local presence. We have a clear ambition: We will contribute to making the energy transition a success."

With the new plan, RWE intends to further expand its local presence in Germany, and thus opens seven new offices for project development within onshore wind and solar farms.

The new offices will be located in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Mainz, Heilbronn/Stuttgart, the Augsburg/Munich metropolitan areas, Leipzig and Rostock.

RWE raises its green power target from 1.5GW in new annual capacity by 70 percent to 2.5GW. This is in part due to the company now including green hydrogen, for which the utility is now part of several developments – including the lead role in Germany's Aquaventus project entailing green H2 production powered by 10.3GW of offshore wind.

The group is aiming to have 2GW of electrolysis capacity in place by the end of this decade.

RWE wins Danish offshore wind tender Thor  

Danish Parliament agrees to another 2GW offshore wind by 2031

RWE joins South Korean partnership targeting 1.5GW floating wind  


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