New Energies 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
October 30, 2019
Mayflower Wind Energy a joint venture of Shell and Ocean Winds Offshore North America has been chosen by Massachusetts to supply 804 MW of clean, renewable energy from offshore wind to the electricity customers within the state, enough to power approximately half a million homes.
October 10, 2019
Shell becomes the first retailer to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from customers’ fuel purchases at its UK service stations at no extra cost. This will be available at more than 1,000 Shell-branded service stations.
October 10, 2019
The winner of the 2019 Award for Leadership in New Energy is energy company Royal Dutch Shell, which stands out from its peers with bold investments and ambitious targets to transition its business model and provide leadership in the clean energy economy.
October 8, 2019
Shell Energy Retail will acquire 100% of Hudson Energy, which supplies around 200,000 UK residential customers with gas and electricity. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to complete by the end of 2019.
October 3, 2019
Shell’s New Energies business has acquired an almost 20% stake in Orb Energy, a leading provider of solar energy solutions in India. The fresh investment will help more Indian SMEs – a largely underserved part of the market – benefit from lower-cost solar power.
October 01, 2019
London, UK - Shell UK and PassivSystems are pleased to announce the launch of B-Snug, a smart hybrid heating system for British homeowners.
September 4, 2019
Asperitas has closed a funding round with participation from Shell Ventures and the Participation Fund for Sustainable Economy North Holland (PDENH). The investment, led by Shell Ventures, supports the acceleration of Asperitas’ mission to enable sustainable datacentres on a global scale.
August 22, 2019
Shell Energy Australia Pty Ltd (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has today entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed to acquire 100% of the shares in ERM Power (ERM), a leading commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity retailer in Australia, for $AUD 617 million less dividend adjustments payable by ERM.
August 12, 2019
Corvus Energy announced major investment from Shell Ventures to support the global development of its maritime energy storage solutions.
August 5, 2019
Shell will install a solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation system, with a combined peak capacity of around 3 megawatts at three of its manufacturing and logistics sites in Tuas, Jurong Island and Pandan.
July 19, 2019
SteamaCo, a UK-based technology supplier to utilities in Africa and Asia, announces its $5m Series B equity financing. This latest round of funding supports the company's continued technology development and growth, enabling reliable electricity services for hundreds of thousands of previously underserved people across 10 countries.
Shell and Sumitomo Corporation invest in LO3 Energy to develop blockchain-based community energy platform
July 10, 2019
LO3 Energy announced major investments from corporate giants Shell Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation Group to support the global development of its blockchain based community energy networks.
July 9, 2019
Maniv Mobility, an Israel-based venture capitalist firm, announced it has closed a new $100 million fund backed by 12 corporations, including the venture arms of Aptiv, BMW, Hyundai, Lear Corp., LG Electronics, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Shell and Valeo.
June 12, 2019
Sense Photonics, a company building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, announced today that they have closed a $26 million Series A funding round co-led by Acadia Woods and Congruent Ventures, with participation from Shell Ventures and a number of other investors.
May 21, 2019
Ravin.AI, an autonomous platform using artificial intelligence to inspect vehicle condition, announced today that it has completed a $4 million seed round, led by PICO Venture Partners, with participation from Shell Ventures and automotive entrepreneur Adam Draizin.
May 20, 2019
We are delighted to announce new equity investment from Shell. The round also included existing investors Schneider Electric and Better Ventures, each of which strengthened their commitment to SunFunder through a third successive investment.
- Programme linked to Net Carbon Footprint target
- Carbon-neutral driving launch in the Netherlands complements investments in new electric vehicle charge points
- Reforestation partnerships announced in the Netherlands and Spain
April 2, 2019
Shell New Energies invests in EcoSmart Solution, a subsidiary of Taurus Investment Holdings, a global real estate private equity investment firm. EcoSmart is an energy service provider integrating sustainable infrastructure technology in Master Planned Communities.
March 25, 2019
- More than 700,000 homes in Britain switched to renewable electricity overnight
- Rebrand reflects growing importance of power in Shell’s global business
March 13, 2019
ROTTERDAM - Consortium Witwind is excited to announce it has tendered for the construction and operation of Dutch offshore wind farms Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV. Witwind is a consortium with strong Dutch roots consisting of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco.
Shell agrees to acquire sonnen, expanding its offering of residential smart energy storage and energy services
February 15, 2019
Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that post regulatory approval and completion sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.
March 5, 2019
Shell* has completed the acquisition of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households.
sonnen is now wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell, within its New Energies division and will continue to build on its growth aspirations. sonnen will retain its brand identity and leadership team.
*Shell Overseas Investment B.V. and Shell Ventures B.V.
December 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO and HOUSTON (Dec. 19, 2018): EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) announced today that they have formed a 50/50 joint venture, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC to co-develop OCS-0499 lease area within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area (WEA).
December 14, 2018
A new Shell and Ocean Winds joint venture, Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, aims to provide cleaner energy solutions using the power of wind.
September 01, 2017
The REFHYNE hydrogen electrolysis plant at the Shell Rheinland refinery in Wessling, Germany, is expected to be the largest of its kind in the world, when it is built in 2021.