Grid-scale batteries have a vital role to play in the journey to a lower-carbon future, helping to address the intermittency of renewables like solar and wind, and assisting the goal of making electricity supplies more affordable and resilient.
BESS offer great flexibility, unlike some other forms of energy storage and generation. Their response time is fast, turning on and off in fractions of a second to help maintain grid stability. They respond to peak demand, build grid resilience and provide backup power when you need it.
Battery technology is an essential element in the decarbonisation of the energy sector providing firming for solar and wind, and vital grid stability services.
The need for energy storage and grid support services will continue to grow as companies around the world deliver on their net-zero objectives.
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) support the transition to net zero by:
Shell Energy is investing in new technologies and projects that will support our customers through the energy transition and create pathways to net-zero emissions.
Providing products and services that help large energy users decarbonise is a key focus for us in assembling the building blocks of a lower-carbon energy system in Australia.
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.
Shell Energy is proud to partner with the New South Wales Government on the Riverina Energy Storage System 1, a 60MW/120MWh battery, being developed by Edify Energy.
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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.
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