Shell has announced plans to install industrial battery storage systems at a number of its facilities as part of a joint venture with energy storage developer Convergent Energy & Power.
The fossil-fuel giant’s Shell New Energies division said the partners are starting with an initial 21MWh of lithium-ion battery systems at two Shell Canada Products facilities in Ontario.
The joint venture company plans to work on future projects for customers “within and beyond Shell’s affiliated portfolio”.
Earlier this year, Shell New Energies extended its reach into the energy storage sector with the acquisition of UK virtual battery systems operating firm, Limejump.
That acquisition came after Shell New Energies snapped up all of the shares in German battery storage firm Sonnen.