12 Aug 2022

Shell Confirms Plans to Purchase Portfolio of New Build Solar Capacity in the UK

12 Aug 2022  by   
Shell is working towards the purchase of four solar farm projects with a total capacity of 100 MW, currently being developed by Anesco. Located in North Wales, Chester, South Northamptonshire, and North Lincolnshire, UK, the sites have been developed by Anesco over the past 18 months and are currently in the final stages of planning. Renewable power generated from these projects will be supplied to UK customers through power purchase agreements (PPA).


The agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between the two companies. They have successfully collaborated on a battery storage plant at Shell’s Bacton gas terminal site in Norfolk, UK, and in March 2022, Anesco completed development of the third in a trio of solar farms for Shell in the Netherlands: a 12 MWp array in Emmen, a 14 MWp solar farm in Friesland, and a 30 MWp solar installation in Sas Van Gent.

Lukas Fleming, Head Onshore Power, Shell UK, said: “Shell is building a business that spans the generation, trading a supply of clean energy to homes and businesses here in the UK. Acquisition of these four solar energy projects from Anesco will mean we can help meet more of the growing demand for renewable power from our UK customers.”

Shell has set a global target to be a net zero emissions energy business by 2050, and has plans to invest up to £25 billion in the UK energy system over the next decade, subject to board approval. Increasing renewable power generation is key to both delivery of Shell’s strategy and to support the UK in meeting its net zero 2050 ambition.


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