Renewables and Energy Solutions announcements
Read the latest news releases from our New Energies business as well as other low-carbon and renewable projects Shell is involved in around the world.
Aug 10, 2022
Shell is in the process of purchasing four solar farm projects currently being developed by Anesco, to help meet growing demand for renewable power in the UK.
Aug 9, 2022
Shell Overseas Investment B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell plc (Shell), has completed its 100% acquisition of Solenergi Power Private Limited and with it, the Sprng Energy group of companies from Actis Solenergi Limited (Actis).
Jul 6, 2022
Shell Nederland B.V. and Shell Overseas Investments B.V., subsidiaries of Shell plc, have taken the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I, which will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant once operational in 2025.
Jun 13, 2022
Amber Baltic Wind Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell plc ("Shell"), has submitted proposals for new offshore wind locations in the Polish Baltic Sea zone as part of the latest government's tender. The sites included in the tender will help deliver Poland’s ambition of reaching 11 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2040.
Jun 7, 2022
Shell today announced the launch of the Shell Energy brand into the residential power market in the United States. Through Shell Energy Solutions (“Shell Energy”) the company now offers 100% renewable electricity plans to eligible customers in Texas, expanding its portfolio of offerings and giving residential customers access to renewable electricity plans while building on the trusted relationships the company has built with Texans over decades.
Jun 6, 2022
Shell Eastern Petroleum Limited (Shell) has signed separate non-binding memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with its long-standing liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers Tokyo Gas and Osaka Gas. The MOUs represent a collaboration with both companies to explore potential opportunities to accelerate decarbonisation across their respective production value chains.
Apr 29, 2022
Shell Overseas Investment B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell plc (Shell), today signed an agreement with Actis Solenergi Limited (Actis) to acquire 100% of Solenergi Power Private Limited for $1.55 billion and with it, the Sprng Energy group of companies.
Apr 12, 2022
- Shell and Uniper sign co-operation agreement to progress plans for low-carbon hydrogen production at Uniper’s Killingholme site in North Lincolnshire
- Hydrogen produced could be used to decarbonise heavy industry, transport, heating and power across Humber and beyond
- Project recently passed eligibility phase for UK Government’s Phase-2 carbon capture, usage and storage Cluster Sequencing Process
Apr 1, 2022
Shell Energy Operations Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell plc (“Shell”), has completed its 49% acquisition of wind farm developer, WestWind Energy Development Pty Ltd (“WestWind”).
Mar 24, 2022
Shell and BYD have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to help accelerate the energy transition and improve charging experience for BYD’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) customers. The partnership will start in China and Europe and will extend to other regions across the globe.
Shell Australia makes first investment in wind through 49% share and strategic partnership with WestWind
Mar 1, 2022
Shell Energy Operations Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell plc (“Shell”), today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 49% of Australian wind farm developer, WestWind Energy Development Pty Ltd (“WestWind”), which has a 3 gigawatts (GW) project pipeline across Victoria, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland.
Feb 1, 2022
Shell has completed the acquisition of Powershop, an online energy retailer serving more than 185,000 customers.
Jan 28, 2022
Shell has started operations at the power-to-hydrogen electrolyser in Zhangjiakou, a joint venture between Shell (China) Limited and Zhangjiakou City Transport Construction Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd.
Jan 19, 2022
Shell has acquired 100% of solar development company solar-konzept Italia Srl (SKI) from solar-konzept International GmbH. The acquisition increases Shell’s solar development pipeline in Italy to approximately 2GW and supports Shell’s global ambition to supply customers with renewable power.
- Joint ventures plan to build and operate two of the world’s first large-scale floating offshore wind farms in UK waters
- Partners will use innovative technology to install turbines further from shore to catch more powerful winds as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing
- As the global economy transitions to a low-carbon future, Scotland has the opportunity to pioneer expertise to develop a new global centre of excellence for offshore wind
Shell joint venture Mayflower Wind granted right to power Massachusetts residents with additional renewable wind energy
Dec 17, 2021
Mayflower, the 50-50 joint venture between Shell and OW North America, has been awarded the right to provide 400 MW of offshore wind energy by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its three biggest utilities as part of Massachusetts’ 83C III offshore wind energy procurement.
Dec 17, 2021
Shell New Energies US LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), has completed the acquisition of Savion LLC (Savion), a large utility-scale solar and energy storage developer in the United States.
December 07, 2021
Shell and BlueScope have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to explore and develop renewable hydrogen projects in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The collaboration encompasses renewable hydrogen electrolyser plant at the Port Kembla Steelworks and Illawarra hydrogen hub concept
TetraSpar Demonstrator, the world’s first fully industrialized floating offshore foundation, is now commissioned and in operation
December 02, 2021
The pioneering floating wind project, TetraSpar Demonstrator, is commissioned and in operation, anchored in place at 200 m water depth off Norway’s coast. The project will now enter its test phase where data on the performance and characteristics of the TetraSpar floating foundation will be captured and analyzed to pave the way for commercial-scale floating wind projects.
November 29, 2021
MunmuBaram Co., Ltd., a joint venture (JV) between Shell (80%) and CoensHexicon (20%), announced that it has secured an Electricity Business License (EBL) for its floating offshore wind project off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea. The EBL from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy grants the JV exclusive development rights to progress 420-megawatt (MW) of wind energy, a third of the total planned output of 1.3-gigawatt (GW) of the project. This is the first time that Shell and CoensHexicon have received exclusive development rights for offshore wind projects in Asia.
November 22, 2021
Shell announced it will acquire Powershop Australia, an online energy retailer serving more than 185,000 customers.
Nov 18, 2021
Shell has signed an agreement with Irish leading blue economy developer Simply Blue Group to acquire a 51% share of their Western Star venture, which seeks to develop a floating wind farm off the Clare coast in Ireland. This follows a similar agreement earlier this year to jointly develop the Emerald floating wind project off the south coast of Ireland. The Western Star Joint Venture will be developed by Simply Blue Group personnel and Shell floating wind experts, with the project office based at Simply Blue Group Headquarters in Cork.
Nov 9, 2021
Hydro Havrand, Hydro’s green hydrogen company, and Shell New Energies Holding Europe B.V. (“Shell”) have agreed to explore the potential for joint projects producing hydrogen from renewable electricity. The ambition is to use the hydrogen to help decarbonise Hydro’s and Shell’s own operations, and to supply customers in heavy industries, the maritime sector and road transport.
Shell and Silicon Ranch to build a solar farm adjacent to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park in Canada
November 9, 2021
Silicon Ranch and Shell Canada announced plans to build a 58-megawatt solar farm adjacent to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Scotford near Edmonton, Alberta. The solar farm will be key in helping to transform Scotford into one of Shell’s five energy and chemicals parks, providing customers with lower-carbon fuels and products.
Shell sets up $1.4 billion fund to support innovative companies working to accelerate energy transition
November 3, 2021
The dedicated fund will support start-ups and scale-ups across the full spectrum, from seed to Series A to growth equity, and will focus on focused on renewable energy, storage and utilization, mobility, transportation and logistics, circular economy, and nature-based solutions.
Shell to rebrand NewMotion and Greenlots to create global electric mobility offer through Shell Recharge Solutions
November 3, 2021
Shell to bring electric mobility portfolio businesses under unified brand to simplify customer offer.
October 14, 2021
The newly opened bio-LNG plant is the fruit of collaboration between Shell, Nordsol and Renewi. It is expected that it will produce an estimated 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG per year, preventing the emission of more than 14.3 kilotons of fossil CO2.
October 4, 2021
Shell has signed deals with two of the UK’s leading solar PV developers to support the establishment of new utility-scale solar PV projects in the UK.
Shell starts production at Shell New Energies Junction City, its first US renewable natural gas facility
September 28, 2021
Shell has successfully achieved startup and production of renewable natural gas (RNG) at its first US biomethane facility, Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon.
September 22, 2021
Shell has awarded a contract to Singapore company Penguin, to design, build and operate at least three fully-electric ferries which, when operational, will be the first such service in Singapore and a first for Shell globally.
September 16, 2021
Shell announced a final investment decision to build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery.
September 15, 2021
Shell has completed the acquisition of Inspire, a US renewable energy residential retailer following receipt of regulatory clearance and satisfaction of closing conditions.
The deal to acquire Inspire Energy Capital was announced earlier this year.
September 7, 2021
Under the name Aramis, these parties will collaborate towards the development of new CO₂ transport infrastructure to enable offshore CO₂ storage. The final investment decision is expected by 2023 with an operational start-up in 2026.
September 1, 2021
Shell sets an ambition to significantly extend the charging network for UK drivers by the end of 2025, through ubitricity, part of the Shell group.
’MunmuBaram’ Joint Venture set up by Shell and CoensHexicon for floating wind project in South Korea
September 1, 2021
Joint Venture aims to develop and operate a 1.4 gigawatt floating offshore wind farm in South Korea. The proposed wind farm will help in South Korea’s energy transition and decarbonization journey.
July 30, 2021
Shell has completed the acquisition of virtual power plant operator Next Kraftwerke, following receipt of all necessary regulatory clearances. Next Kraftwerke becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell within Shell Energy’s Trading & Supply business. The deal to acquire Next Kraftwerke was announced online on 25 February.
July 27, 2021
Shell has signed an agreement to buy 100% of the equity interests of Inspire Energy Capital LLC (Inspire), a renewable energy residential retailer with joint headquarters in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.
July 16, 2021
ScottishPower and Shell have joined forces to bid to develop the world’s first large-scale floating offshore windfarms in the north-east of Scotland.
July 15, 2021
The Minety battery project in South West England, is now fully operational. The 100-megawatt battery system, controlled by Shell-owned Limejump, will help balance the UK’s electricity demand, providing enough for up to 10,000 homes for a day.
July 8, 2021
Memorandum of understanding signed to accelerate transitions to net zero. Shell supplies renewable energy to T-Mobile US, while Deutsche Telekom engineers to install more than 10,000 electric vehicle chargers in Germany.
Jul 2, 2021
The polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyser in Germany, backed by a European consortium, will accelerate hydrogen production and contribute to Europe’s goal to achieve climate neutrality.
June 30, 2021
Atlantic Shores, a 50-50 joint venture between EDF and Shell, has been chosen to provide 1,5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable offshore energy to the US state of New Jersey, enough energy to power 700 million homes.
June 25, 2021
Shell has offered an additional $3 million of financial support to Biozin Holding for ongoing work to build a full-scale bio-crude production facility in Åmli, Norway. This latest sum is in addition to a previous contribution of $3M in 2019.
June 23, 2021
Programme includes current offerings to help expand access to renewable energy for GM’s customers and suppliers in Texas, and free renewable energy charging for GM electric car owners.
June 21, 2021
Shell City Solutions and the Resilient Cities network launched the Resilient Energy & Mobility Transition Programme to support cities in managing resilient energy and mobility transition.
June 11, 2021
On Friday, 11th June, Shell opened their first hydrogen refuelling stations for buses in Groningen, the Netherlands.
May 25, 2021
Shell Energy and Australian renewables developer Edify have won a long-term power supply agreement with the New South Wales government that will include the building of an 100-megawatt battery energy storage system.
May 20, 2021
Shell and Daimler Truck AG to simultaneously deliver heavy-duty hydrogen refuelling stations and hydrogen fuel-cell trucks in order to accelerate the decarbonisation of road freight in Europe.
May 5, 2021
Shell’s first business-to-business mobility hub aimed at the growing segment of car sharing is now open in central Paris. It marks the launch of Shell Recharge in France. The second hub, near Charles de Gaulle Airport, will be operational by the end of 2021.
April 8, 2021
Shell Energy North America will purchase renewable electricity and associated emission offsets from the forthcoming Hand Hills Wind Project, located northeast of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.
April 6, 2021
Shell’s investment supports Lanzajet’s global growth as the sustainable aviation fuel producer continues to build the world’s first alcohol-to-jet facility of its kind in Soperton, Georgia, USA.
March 30, 2021
Shell Energy Europe has entered into a long-term corporate power purchase agreement to provide Portugal’s Sonae MC with around 100 gigawatt hours of renewable power annually.
Mar 8, 2021
Shell and Alfen have launched a pilot to trial an on-site battery-powered system to support ultra-fast electric vehicle charging at Shell’s Zaltbommel forecourt in the Netherlands.
March 3, 2021
The digital payments company Visa has signed a five-year agreement with MP2 Energy, a subsidiary of Shell North America, to buy 100 percent renewable electricity to power its largest data centre in the US state of Virginia.
February 25, 2021
Next Kraftwerke is a virtual power plant (VPP) operator, remotely connecting and managing over 10,000 decentralised energy units across eight countries in mainland Europe: Germany, Belgium, Austria, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy.
Feb 18, 2021
The Blauwwind consortium – of which Shell is a stakeholder – today announces the completion of the Borssele III & IV wind farm in the North Sea. This wind farm is expected to produce roughly 3,000 gigawatt hours a year, the equivalent annual power use of 825,000 Dutch households.
February 17, 2021
ERM Power, acquired by Shell in November 2019, is from today known as Shell Energy. The company has also been ranked number one for customer satisfaction in a major survey for the tenth consecutive year.
February 8, 2021
Deal expected to grow bioethanol production capacity at Raízen, Shell’s Brazilian biofuels joint venture, to around 3% of global output.
February 8, 2021
Shell Energy Europe has signed an agreement with Amazon to provide renewable power from a subsidy-free offshore wind farm being constructed off the coast of The Netherlands.
February 1, 2021
Shell Energy Retail has signed a deal for the UK Post Office’s broadband and telephony business. This means Shell will be able to offer more customers smart home offerings across energy, broadband, EV charging and battery storage.
January 27, 2021
Shell has signed an agreement with Simply Blue Energy to acquire a 51% share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up to develop the Emerald Project, a floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea, Ireland.
January 25, 2021
Shell has signed an agreement to buy 100% of ubitricity, a leading European provider of on-street electric vehicle charging. Subject to regulatory clearance, the deal is expected to be completed later this year.
January 22, 2021
Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg are exploring how to produce hydrogen from wind and solar at a site in Germany. The feasibility study is subject to final investment decision.
January 19, 2021
Shell has launched a 25-megawatt solar plant in Oman. The Qabas solar plant – which comprises 88,000 solar modules – is Shell’s first utility scale, photovoltaic solar project in the Middle East.
January 14, 2021
Shell Energy Europe and Solaria, a leading Spanish solar photovoltaic power producer, have signed a major long-term power purchase agreement for solar plants in Spain.
January 5, 2021
Shell Canada has announced the signing of commercial agreements to invest in Varennes Carbon Recycling, the first waste to low-carbon fuels plant in Québec, Canada.
December 17, 2020
Shell, bp, Eni, Equinor, Galp, Occidental, Repsol and Total announce agreement to apply six energy transition principles to support collective industry acceleration to contribute to the Paris Agreement.
December 16, 2020
Shell Ventures is among five co-investors of a $21.4 million Series A funding round for Zero-Avia, a US-based company focused on hydrogen-electric aviation solutions.
December 15, 2020
Silicon Ranch Corporation, the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of the nation’s largest independent power producers, has closed an investment round that attracted $225 million in new equity capital.
December 15, 2020
Following a historic vote in parliament, the Norwegian Government today announced its funding decision for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project.
December 15, 2020
Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group today committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe.
December 10, 2020
California Energy Commission awards $7.3 million for the first eight of 51 Shell hydrogen refuelling stations proposed through a $40.5 million, multiyear program.
December 07, 2020
Following the launch of the NortH2 project in February 2020, Shell, Gasunie and Groningen Seaports welcome two new partners, RWE and Equinor to the consortium. If given the go-ahead, the NortH2 project aims to offer large-scale production, storage and transport of green hydrogen to industrial sectors that are difficult to electrify.
December 02, 2020
Shell Ventures join existing investors including Centrica and E.ON to further GreenCom’s mission to become the leading residential energy Internet of Things platform.
November 24, 2020
Shell Energy Europe Limited has secured a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 20% of the power to be produced by the first two phases of Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
November 18, 2020
The cargo, which was delivered to the CPC Corporation in Taiwan, will provide enough carbon neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power over 100,000 homes for a year.
November 17, 2020
Renewi, Nordsol and Shell have started the construction of the first bio-LNG installation in Amsterdam Westpoort. The new bio-LNG installation is an extension for the current processing of, among other things, outdated products from the supermarkets.
November 13, 2020
Shell New Energies partners with Zhangjiakou City Transport to develop a 20 megawatt green hydrogen electrolyser and hydrogen refuelling stations in Zhangjiakou City, Northern China.
November 12, 2020
Shell becomes the first retailer in Canada to offset carbon dioxide emissions from customers’ fuel purchases at Shell service stations. The offsets cover all emissions from the production through to the use of the fuel.
November 12, 2020
The sustainable aviation fuel being used in tests is sourced by Shell Aviation, produced by low-carbon fuel specialist World Energy in Paramount, California, and delivered by SkyNRG.
November 9, 2020
Shell rebrands Hudson Energy as Shell Energy. Businesses in Great Britain of all sizes will now join homeowners already purchasing low-carbon energy solutions from Shell Energy.
September 22, 2020
Both companies will expand their deep existing technology collaboration to create and deliver new solutions to help customers, suppliers and other businesses lower emissions.
August 7, 2020
On August 7, Blauwwind achieved first power on the Borssele III/IV windfarm in the North Sea. This is a key milestone in the construction of the project and means the first turbine is now generating power and delivering renewable electricity into the Dutch grid.
August 3, 2020
Shell Australia will acquire 100% of Select Carbon, a specialist company that partners with farmers, pastoralists and other landowners to develop carbon farming projects throughout Australia.
July 29, 2020
The CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, have been awarded the tender for the subsidy-free offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (noord). The wind farm will help to meet the objectives of the Dutch Climate Accord and the EU’s Green Deal.
July 08, 2020
World Energy and Shell collaborated to develop a sustainable aviation fuel solution that could help businesses to decarbonise aviation.
February 28, 2020
The project will decarbonise local industry by building a transportation and storage system to gather industrial carbon dioxide, compress it and store it safely in a reservoir under the North Sea.
May 20, 2020
Melanie Lane has been appointed as the new CEO of NewMotion. She succeeds Sytse Zuidema who has held the position for the last five years.
May 15, 2020
“Shell is active in all parts of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) value chain and Northern Lights further strengthens our global CCS portfolio,” says Syrie Crouch, vice president for Carbon Capture Utility Storage at Shell.
February 13, 2020
FORGE a Canadian biofuel start-up, announces an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a first-of-its-kind CAD$30 million commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario.
May 14, 2020
In May 2020 sonnen marked its tenth anniversary. The company, now part of Shell, has grown to see more than 50,000 households install their solar and battery solutions in homes around the world.
May 7, 2020
Shell Nederland is working together with partners to create a green hydrogen hub in the port of Rotterdam. Shell aims to produce green hydrogen on the Tweede Maasvlakte using green electricity from wind power.
March 11, 2020
Spiffy, an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, announced the closing of a strategic investment from Shell Ventures. The company offers services for fleets, office parks, and residential customers in 20 cities across the United States.
February 7, 2020
Shell Australia today announced it will build and operate its first industrial-scale solar electricity farm near Wandoan in central Queensland, Australia. The solar farm will generate 120 megawatts of solar electricity from about 400,000 photovolatic (PV) panels and is expected to be completed in early 2021. The project will create up to 200 new jobs during construction.
December 16, 2019
Shell invests in ESCO Pacific for a 49% stake in the business. ESCO Pacific is one of Australia’s most successful solar companies, focused on the development and long-term asset management of utility scale solar projects.
November 29, 2019
Shell Energy Australia has completed the acquisition of ERM Power, one of Australia’s leading commercial and industrial electricity retailers.
November 29, 2019
Shell Energy Retail has bought Hudson Energy Supply UK. Under its Green Star Energy brand, Hudson Energy has around 200,000 residential natural gas and electricity customers in Great Britain.
November 7, 2019
Shell’s investment will support d.light in its next phase of continued profitable growth as it positively impacts millions of customers, while giving several early investors a successful exit.
Shell agrees to acquire EOLFI, boosting its floating wind capabilities and expanding its renewable power business
November 5, 2019
Shell has signed an agreement to buy 100% of EOLFI, a French renewable energy developer specialised in floating wind projects.
November 4, 2019
PowerGen Renewable Energy, a leader in micro-utilities in Africa – managing mini-grids and providing customer support – has signed a Series B investment with funding from Shell and others. The funding will strengthen PowerGen’s position in its core African markets and help it expand into new ones, as the demandfor reliable electricity in Africa continues to grow.