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RWE Group is a German electricity and gas company based in Essen. It is Germany's largest power producer. Through its subsidiaries, it provides electricity and gas to more than 30 million customers, mainly in Europe. It operates power stations based on lignite, coal, gas, nuclear power and renewable energies. It maintains and operates a 342,000 km electricity grid, a 38,000km gas grid and a 9100km water supply grid. RWE is also engaged in mining lignite from its own opencast mines, purchasing hard coal, gas, nuclear fuels and biomass, and oil and gas exploration and drilling.

RWE npower uses its testing facilities at Didcot in Oxfordshire to examine ways to improve combustion efficiency and develop chemical processes for stripping out and capturing CO2 from power station flue gases.