|Business areas||Operation and post-operation and decommissioning of RWE’s nuclear facilities, operation of the intermediate storage facilities for burned-out fuel assemblies until they are transferred to the German government in 2019|
|Facts about the company||Germany has made the fundamental decision for its society to phase out energy production from nuclear power stations by the end of 2022. Until the legally defined shutdown dates, RWE Nuclear GmbH’s nuclear power plants will help to maintain CO2-free security of supply in Germany as a flexible partner to renewable energy sources. In 2019, the German government will take over responsibility for the processing and financing of the intermediate storage and final storage of radioactive waste, while the company will remain responsible for the shutdown and decommissioning of its plants, as well as the packaging of radioactive waste.|
|Sites||Essen, Germany (headquarters)
Other sites: Biblis, Lingen, Gundremmingen, Mülheim-Kärlich
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An overview of the company
Nuclear energy – from power generation to decommissioning power plants
As of early 2018, RWE Nuclear GmbH encompasses all nuclear energy activities of the RWE Group. The company is concerned with the operation and post-operation, as well as the management, of nuclear power stations. Furthermore, it is also responsible for the operation and management of the intermediate storage facilities until this responsibility is transferred to the German government in 2019, as regulated by the German Act on the Reorganisation of Responsibility in Nuclear Waste Management (Gesetz zur Neuordnung der Verantwortung in der kerntechnischen Entsorgung). Furthermore, RWE Nuclear GmbH also secures the shutdown and legally prescribed decommissioning process of nuclear power plants, as well as the proper packaging of radioactive waste. Including its holdings in the Gundremmingen and Emsland nuclear power plants, the company employs around 1,350 people and has a power generation capacity of around 2,600 megawatts.