Pembroke Power Station powering your Christmas dinner

As homes across Wales enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities, staff at RWE’s Pembroke Power Station will be working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep all the electric ovens fired-up, cooking the roast dinners.

Pembroke Power Station is a 2200MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, producing enough electricity to meet the needs of around 3.5 million homes. Generating electricity is a round the clock operation, and the festive period is no exception.

RWE operates power plants across the UK and combined could cook nearly 1 million turkeys, 16 million portions of potatoes and 160 million Christmas puddings- that’s a lots of Christmas dinners!

The team at Pembroke will be working throughout Christmas, playing a valuable role in helping to provide the nation with a secure supply of energy, particularly when demand increases across the UK. The station has contingency plans in place for all eventualities to ensure our staff can get onto site to operate the power station no matter what the weather; including 4X4’s, emergency rations and even sleeping equipment if the shift team are snowed in!

Pembroke Power Station manager Andrew Morgan said: “I am incredibly proud of the team at the station. The Power Station has had another record year starting up many times. Being efficient and flexible allows the plant to support the UK energy infrastructure. “

“Once again our teams will be working over the festive season. For them Christmas is business as usual. Electricity needs to be produced as it’s required, 365 days a year. So it’s thanks to the dedication and hard work of our staff that we can operate.”

The Christmas and New Year shifts teams are expecting a busy day starting up all units in the morning, operating them through the day.