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Marine Energy Wales is delighted to welcome a new member onto our Advisory Board, bolstering the range of expertise on offer. 

Philippa Powell is RWE’s Project Lead for Celtic Sea Floating Wind

RWE is the largest power producer and renewable power generator in Wales, having invested £3billion in Wales over the last decade. RWE expects to invest up to £15billion in new green technologies and infrastructure in the UK by 2030. A significant proportion of this investment is intended for Wales, through existing and new development projects.

Philippa brings a wealth of experience from a company demonstrating a solid commitment to Wales through investment. In her current role, Philippa confronts the many challenges Marine Energy Wales are working to help members overcome. Most particularly in the area of consenting and supply chain readiness, which remains a major challenge to Welsh marine energy projects. 

Philippa Powell said of her appointment:

To join the MEW Advisory Board is a genuine privilege and I believe I can add a valuable contribution to this organisation as it supports Welsh Government and industry to meet energy needs from renewables by 2035.   

At RWE we are actively supporting the decarbonisation of Wales. As the largest generator and renewable developer in Wales, we are seeking to grow our renewable project portfolio through Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in North Wales as well as to develop, install and operate commercial scale floating wind in the Celtic Sea. There is huge economic potential from offshore wind in Wales, particularly floating projects, stimulating investment in existing supply chain, attracting new supply chain opportunities, and creating skilled jobs and careers through green electricity. I am excited about participating in discussions about marine energy projects and collaborating with organisations to deliver Net Zero in Wales.”   

Advisory Board members are key to the success of Marine Energy Wales, providing a trusted steer to ensure we are working towards industry interests.  

Martin Murphy, Chair of the Marine Energy Wales Advisory Board said:

“We are very excited to welcome Philippa Powell onboard. The Celtic Sea ambition is evolving at pace, and to reap the benefits we need to ensure we can deliver for our members and for Wales. RWE are a big player, and Philippa will be a much-valued strategic asset for Marine Energy Wales.”


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