Projects powering progress towards a lower-carbon future

Read on to learn more about the projects we are proud to have been involved in over the last 12 months including:

  • Kondinin Energy Project (WA)
  • ARENA Smart Energy Hubs
  • Wallerawang Battery Energy Storage System (NSW)
  • Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System (VIC)
  • Property & Development NSW Virtual Power Plant (NSW)
  • Wellington Battery Energy Storage System (NSW)

Kondinin Energy Project

Wind turbines silhouetted at sunset

Shell Energy has entered into a 50/50 joint partnership with Foresight Group to acquire Kondinin Energy Pty Ltd. The Kondinin Energy Project is located approximately 245km east of Perth and comprises 370MW of wind, solar and battery energy storage system assets.

The project will be Shell Energy’s first West Australian renewables development and first West Australian wind project. It will help to offer more low-carbon energy solutions for our commercial and industrial customers.

For more information on the Kondinin Energy Project, please click here.

ARENA Smart Energy Hubs

We’re transforming the way large energy users consume energy using a new whole-of-site solution called Smart Energy Hubs. Smart Energy Hubs integrate and optimise the entire energy ecosystem of a site to reduce emissions, secure energy supply and provide firming capability to the grid.

The project, funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Shell Energy, targets shopping centres, supermarkets and refrigerated distribution centres across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to demonstrate an estimated 21.5 MW of flexible demand.

The project aims to directly unlock 417 MW of flexible demand and be a catalyst to realising a further 1 GW of capacity across the National Electricity Market (NEM) by the end of 2025. If successful, the project will tackle barriers to broader uptake of flexible demand services across commercial and industrial sectors.

For more information on Shell Energy’s Smart Energy Hubs, please click here.

Wallerawang Battery Project

Shell Energy is partnering with Greenspot on a 500MW/1000MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project, located within the former Wallerawang power station site, near Lithgow in Central West New South Wales (NSW). The project will see Shell Energy become the first tenant at the repurposed Wallerawang Power Station, where two 500MW coal-fired generating units were decommissioned in 2014 with the intention of making way for renewable energy developments. Subject to Final Investment Decision, Shell Energy will build, own and operate the battery on 20 hectares of land leased from Greenspot.

The Wallerawang Battery is one of the most mature BESS developments in NSW and once completed will be connected to the adjacent 330kV Wallerawang Substation to provide energy back to the grid.

For more information on the Wallerawang Battery Project, please click here.

Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System

Shell Energy is proud to partner with Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group on the 200MW/400MWh Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System, located in Cranbourne West in Victoria.

The Rangebank BESS will have capacity to power 80,000 Victorian homes for an hour during peak periods, contributing to improved reliability for the state’s grid and consumers.

Our equity investment in the Rangebank BESS represents Shell’s first utility-scale BESS ownership globally, and our first in Victoria.

For more information on the Rangebank BESS project, please click here.

Property & Development NSW Virtual Power Plant

Shell Energy is working with Property & Development NSW to equip 16 NSW government commercial offices with smart battery systems as part of an innovative Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project.

As part of the NSW Government’s efforts to achieve net-zero, Shell Energy is installing smart batteries on a number of Property and Development NSW’s buildings with rooftop solar systems. The batteries will be able to store excess solar output and feed up to 1,280 kWh of energy back into the electricity network during peak demand periods, which is enough energy to keep up to 1,000 household air-conditioners running on a hot summer day when the electricity grid is under stress from peak demand.

The VPP is designed to aggregate multiple battery storage units into one solution and provide services to stabilise demand and supply on the electricity grid. It will be controlled and operated by Shell Energy.

For more information on the VPP project, please click here.

Wellington Battery Energy Storage System

Shell Energy is proud to partner with AMPYR Australia on a 500MW/1000MWh battery located in Wellington, Central West NSW. The Wellington Battery Energy Storage System will support renewable generation and contribute to improved reliability for the grid and consumers.

It will complement nearby existing renewable energy generation assets as well as the proposed additional generation to be delivered as part of the Central West Orana REZ. The Wellington BESS will smooth out fluctuations in electricity supply from these new intermittent power sources, providing system security benefits and other network services.

For more information on the Wellington BESS project, please click here. Shell Energy is committed to playing an active role in Australia’s transforming energy landscape. We’re strategically investing in new technologies and projects that will contribute to a lower-carbon energy system and help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. As your dependable energy partner we look forward to keeping you updated on how we’re powering progress.

To learn more about all of Shell Energy’s renewable energy projects, please click here.

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