Shell Energy is Shell’s renewables and energy solutions business in Australia. We are using our global reach, technological capability, operational experience and market expertise to be at the leading edge of the energy transition.
We are strategically investing in new 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.
Australia is a priority market for Shell’s global investment due to its strong growth in renewables and customer demand for a reliable, flexible and cost-effective pathway to a lower-emission energy system.
Shell Energy is meeting our customers’ energy needs today and into the future by developing renewable energy.
Our partnership with WestWind Energy Development is a significant step towards our goal of building a low-carbon integrated power business in Australia in line with our 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 our development of wind energy projects in Victoria and expand into NSW and Queensland.
Gangarri Solar Farm is one of Shell Energy’s strategic Australian investments. Gangarri is a 120-megawatt (MW) solar farm located on approximately 446 hectares (equivalent to 446 rugby fields) in the Western Downs region of Queensland.
The solar project is currently in commissioning and testing phase. Once fully operational, it will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of over 50,000 homes.
Shell Energy in Australia operates two gas peaking power stations at Oakey, Queensland and Neerabup, Western Australia. Both gas peaking 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 such as Oakey and Neerabup only run during times of peak energy demand.
Generation capacity: 300MW
The Oakey Power Station is located at Oakey on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland.
Generation capacity: 330MW
The Neerabup Power Station is located in Neerabup, on the northern outskirts of Perth, Western Australia.
Our residential energy retailing business, Powershop Australia, supports customers across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and South East Queensland.
Through their award-winning service, market-leading technology and drive for innovation, the team are helping energise a better future, one customer at a time.
Powershop complements our existing Australian investments in zero and low-carbon assets and technologies. It will form the basis to offer innovative products and services to meet evolving customer needs for low-carbon and smarter energy solutions, such as e-mobility and battery storage.
Forests, grasslands, wetlands and other natural ecosystems can be used to reduce emissions and capture more carbon, while benefiting biodiversity and local communities. This is commonly known as carbon farming.
Shell made its first acquisition of a carbon farming company globally when it acquired Australia’s Select Carbon. Select Carbon will help us advance our own net-zero emissions vision while also giving our customers an opportunity to offset the emissions generated when using Shell products, such as through carbon credits.
Select Carbon has experience in developing, monitoring and reporting on a broad range of carbon sequestration projects that are currently participating in the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund and other carbon offset markets. These projects encompass millions of hectares, Australia-wide.