Shell Energy to power NSW Government with battery project and electricity contract

We’re proud to be powering our customers to reach net zero and are investing in new technologies and projects that will support them through the energy transition. Providing products and services that help large energy users decarbonise is a key focus for us in assembling the building blocks of a cleaner energy system in Australia.

Contributing to a cleaner and more resilient power system in NSW

The 10-year contract, awarded to Shell Energy and Edify, includes a 1.8TWh retail contract coupled with a 100-megawatt battery.

Electricity retailing

The 1.8TWh per annum retail contract represents 1.6TWh of electricity for large sites, and 15,000 small NSW Government sites including schools, community and medical facilities.

Battery Energy Storage System

Shell Energy recognises that batteries have an important role to play in transitioning to and managing risk in a lower carbon energy future. The electricity contract will be coupled with a battery development by Edify, playing a key role to support the NSW Government’s plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

The Riverina Energy Storage System is a 100MW/200MWh 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 and has entered into a long-term service agreement with Edify to offtake 60MW of the battery. Edify is an Australian-owned and operated storage and renewable energy developer and will design, construct and operate the battery.

Partnering with government and industry is key to solving complex problems in the energy transition.

"Shell Energy has always been committed to providing the NSW Government with the very best customer service in the industry and is even more pleased to be delivering innovative power solutions that bring investment and contribute to a cleaner and more resilient power system in NSW."

Discover more

  • Why battery energy storage?

    This development is an example of how Shell Energy is helping large energy users access more and cleaner energy to reach their emissions goals. Batteries offer another source of dispatchable power generation that complements the intermittency of renewables and supports reliability and stability within the market.

  • Size and energy production

    Shell Energy has entered into a long-term service agreement with Edify to offtake 60MW of the battery and dispatch through our wholesale trading operations. The 60MW battery will provide 120MWh of storage capacity, providing grid stability services and supporting the dispatch of electricity during high demand periods and storing energy during periods of low demand or when solar and wind generation is high.

  • Location and timeline

    The battery will be located in Riverina, within the Murrumbidgee Shire, South West NSW. Construction of the battery energy storage system is expected to be completed in 2023.

Glossary

      • Energy Storage System: Converts electricity from power systems and can be stored to convert back to electricity when needed.
      • Hectares: A metric unit of square measure, equal to 2.5 acres or 100 ares or 10,000 square metres.
      • Megawatts: A unit of power equal to 1 million watts.
      • Megawatt hours: A unit of power equal to 1 million watts of electricity being used for an hour.
      • Emissions: The production and discharge of natural gas or radiation.
      • Lower carbon energy system: An economy based on low carbon power sources that has a minimal output of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the biosphere.

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