Shell Energy is Shell’s renewables and energy solutions business in Australia, helping customers to reduce their environmental footprint and reach their sustainability targets, using its global reach, technological capability, operational experience, and market expertise.
We are strategically investing in new technologies and projects that will contribute to a lower-carbon energy system, supporting progress towards Shell’s global ambition of being a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Collaboration and partnerships play an important role in shaping our portfolio.
Shell is helping to build a low-carbon energy system in Australia through a diversified and integrated portfolio that delivers a broad range of decarbonisation solutions and services to business and residential customers.
We are strategically investing in emerging technologies and projects that will contribute to a lower-carbon energy system and help us progress towards our own ambition of being a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Collaboration and partnerships play an important role in shaping our portfolio.
Shell has applied for an offshore feasibility license in the Gippsland Region of Victoria to assess the development of a 2.3 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind project, off the coast of South Gippsland.
The Gangarri Solar Farm is a 120-megawatt (MW) development located on approximately 446 hectares (equivalent to 446 rugby fields) in the Western Downs region of Queensland. The project is currently in commissioning and testing phase. Once fully operational, it will generate solar power from about 330,000 photovoltaic panels that turn sunlight into electricity – enough to power 50,000 homes.
Shell Energy’s partnership with WestWind Energy Development is a significant step towards its goal of building a low-carbon integrated power business in Australia in line with its customers’ evolving energy needs. WestWind has a 3 GW project pipeline across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and proven capability in the development of onshore wind in Australia, and via its parent company overseas. Shell Energy’s focus, in partnership with WestWind, is on accelerating the development of wind energy projects in Victoria and expanding into NSW and Queensland. Learn more about WestWind Energy here.
In 2022, Shell Energy announced a joint investment in Kondinin Energy, our first West Australian renewables development – and first West Australian wind project. The Kondinin Energy project is located approximately 245km east of Perth and comprises various stages of 370MW of developments across wind, solar and battery energy storage system assets. A 50/50 joint partnership with Foresight Group, Kondinin is an advanced development with land and development approvals in place. The project is in a strong renewables resource area and close to the existing Western Power 220kV transmission line, through which it will connect to the grid. Pending final investment decision, construction of the Stage 1 Wind farm is anticipated to begin in 2024.
An essential part in Australia’s energy transition to a low-emissions economy, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are increasingly playing a vital role in the country’s journey to a lower-carbon future.
To help decarbonise the Australian energy sector through firming and grid stability, Shell Energy is investing in grid-scale BESS projects in key locations to support the transition.
And with on-site battery storage systems, we’re also helping businesses improve energy productivity and unlock potential revenue from a range of market schemes.
The Riverina Energy Storage System 1 is a 60MW/120MWh battery, located in the Riverina region, near Darlington Point south-west of Griffith, NSW. Shell Energy was pleased to select Edify as its battery energy storage partner in this collaborative approach. Shell Energy holds full operational rights to the 60MW battery, which is helping to build a stronger and more resilient power system in NSW. The Riverina Energy Storage System 1 is fully operational as of October 2023.
Shell Energy is proud to partner with AMPYR Australia on a 500MW/1000MWh battery located in Wellington, Central West NSW. It will be one of the largest energy storage projects in the state, supporting renewable generation and contributing to improved reliability for the grid and consumers.
Shell Energy has acquired the development rights for a 500MW/1000MWh Battery Energy Storage System project, located within the former Wallerawang Power Station site, near Lithgow in Central West NSW. Development approvals are already in place, and the site provides access to important infrastructure.
Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Shell Energy Operations (Shell Energy) are partnering to deliver a utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in Cranbourne, Victoria.Once fully operational, the 200MW / 400MWh Rangebank BESS will have the capacity to power the equivalent of 80,000 homes across Victoria for an hour during peak periods. The project, to be built on two hectares of land within the Rangebank Business Park in Melbourne’s southeast, has reached financial close and is expected to be completed in late 2024.
In addition to grid-scale battery developments, Shell Energy is also working with commercial and industrial customers to deliver whole-of-site solutions that optimise their energy ecosystems.
This initiative is known as Smart Energy Hubs and includes behind-the-meter technologies such as battery energy storage, onsite solar PV, electric vehicle charging control, and demand response programs. The Smart Energy Hubs project has been designed to maximise opportunities for use of on-site solar generation, secure energy supply and provide firming capability to the grid. Read more here
Shell Energy is proud to work with ARENA on an initiative to unlock flexible demand at 40 commercial and industrial customer sites in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The project will involve shopping centres, supermarkets and a refrigeration distribution centre across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to demonstrate flexible demand of 21.5 MW. Read more here.
Shell Energy operates two gas peaking power stations in Australia. Both power stations play a vital role in the transition to renewables by providing fast-ramping support for intermittent generation. To minimise environmental impact, peaking power stations only run during times of peak energy demand.
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