Shell & The Integrated Power system

Shell is involved at almost every stage of the integrated power system: from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers. Explore the interactive to discover examples of what we're doing.

Shell's primary focus areas

Solar

We have solar generation capacity - operating and signed - of over 1.6GW through our Silicon Ranch and Cleantech Solar platforms.

We are increasing the use of solar power at our own sites, such as at the Stockton fuels distribution, California, USA, and at our Moerdijk chemicals site in the Netherlands.

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Wind

We first entered the wind business in 2001. Today we have interests in wind farms in the USA and the Netherlands with potential to generate over 5GW once fully built.

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Trading, Supply and Balancing the grid

In North America, for example, the power generation capacity we manage equates to enough power to supply more than 5 million homes In the UK, Limejump manages independent commercial assets remotely, helping firms that generate electricity - including via wind turbines and solar panels - or operate batteries to optimise their sales of electricity to the grid.

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Supplying businesses

Our acquisition of MP2 Energy in 2017 significantly expanded our supply to commercial and industrial customers in North America.

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Supplying homes

We supply 100% renewable electricity - along with natural gas and smart home technology - to households in Britain.

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Home storage

The sonnen virtual battery is the largest of its kind able to compensate for fluctuations in the power grid.

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Electric-vehicle charging

Electric mobility is one of the ways to help meet growing demand for transport in a lower-carbon world. Shell is exploring how best to serve more electric vehicle drivers. We want to provide greater flexibility for our customers to charge their electric vehicles at home, work and on the go. Shell Recharge provides fast-charging services at our retail sites in Europe while, through NewMotion and Greenlots, we’re developing offers for fleets and business.

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Distributed energy

GI Energy, in which we’ve invested, has completed over 600 projects building microgrids and onsite systems for commercial and industrial customers worldwide.

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