Shell Energy is dedicated to supporting our customers’ transition to a lower-carbon future. As 2023 winds down, we wanted to share an update on our key projects from the year.
Read on for details of our key projects over the past 12 months:
The Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System
The Riverina Energy Storage System 1
Treasury Wine Estates’ solar switch-on event
Koorangie Energy Storage System
Construction for the Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) commenced in July, with a sod turning ceremony.
Located in Melbourne’s southeast, the Rangebank BESS will provide 200MW / 400MWh capacity of reliable and flexible energy to Victorians upon completion in late 2024. When fully operational, Rangebank will have enough storage capacity to power 80,000 homes for an hour during peak periods, equivalent to providing five hours of energy to all 31,000 households in Cranbourne. Rangebank will help Victoria integrate more renewable energy and provide essential system services that will support the safe, secure, and reliable operation of Australia’s energy system. Read more here.
Riverina Energy Storage System 1 (RESS1) is now fully operational, importing and exporting electricity at its total capacity.
The 60MW/120MWh Riverina Energy Storage System 1 (RESS1), developed with Australian-owned storage and renewable developer, Edify, is one of three independent, co-located battery systems located in New South Wales’ Riverina region. Shell Energy holds full operational rights to the RESS1, which is an important part of our battery portfolio, helping to build a stronger and more resilient power system.
The battery was developed to meet the requirements of the NSW Government, with which Shell Energy also has a 10-year retail contract agreement to provide 1.8TWh power for sites including schools, community and medical facilities. Read more about RESS1 here.
Iconic Australian wines, including Penfolds, Wynns, Squealing Pig and Pepperjack, are on track to being produced using 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2024, after Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) switched on the country’s largest winery solar installation.
Shell Energy is proud to have partnered with TWE on the project, as part of its global renewable energy and emissions reduction roadmap, which will support TWE to deliver a comprehensive plan to reduce emissions within their operations – from the cellar door to offices, packaging centres and vineyards.
The installation features a solar panel car park, which will keep energy accessible for electric vehicles in future and almost 6000 solar panels at the wine producer’s Barossa Winery and Production Centre in South Australia. Together, the systems are expected to generate more than 5500 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough to power more than 900 homes.
Shell Energy has announced a 15-year offtake agreement with the Koorangie BESS – a 185MW / 370MWh battery located in the Murray River region near the renewable energy rich area of Kerang, Victoria.
The battery will help secure the future stability of renewable energy in the Murray River Renewable Energy Zone, and is capable of powering 350,000 homes for two hours.
The battery is being developed by Edify Energy in partnership with specialist infrastructure investor Sosteneo SGR Spa. The project forms an important part of Shell Energy’s growing battery portfolio, helping us to optimise supply and costs for our customers in a transitioning energy market. Read more about the Koorangie BESS here.
30 October 2023
Shell Energy is pleased to support the Koorangie Energy Storage System (KESS) in Victoria with a 15-year offtake agreement for the full 185MW / 370MWh.
13 October 2023
The Riverina Energy Storage System 1 reaches operational milestone. The Riverina Energy Storage System 1 is a 60MW/120MWh battery, located in the Riverina region, near Darlington Point south-west of Griffith, NSW.
28 July 2023
Pre-construction of the 200MW/400MWh Rangebank BESS has commenced in Cranbourne, bringing essential firm capacity one step closer for Victorians. The project is being jointly developed by Shell Energy and Eku Energy, with minority equity partner, Perfection Private. Once fully operational, the battery will have enough storage capacity to power 80,000 homes for an hour during peak periods. Completion of the project is expected in late 2024.