The first and largest of the three Shell solar farms will be atop its lubricants plant in Tuas, where the system will go live next month. With more than 6,500 panels, the solar farm is expected to produce approximately 3,300 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually, enough to power about 700 four-room Housing Development Board (HDB) households. This can result in the avoidance of a third of the plant’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electricity use, or approximately 1,200 tonnes on a carbon dioxide-equivalent basis per year. This is equivalent to taking about 700 cars off the road for one year. The generated solar energy will be used to help power operations at the Tuas lubricants plant.

Installations at Shell’s sites in Pandan and Jurong Island are expected to start in late 2019 and early 2020 respectively. Shell is exploring more solar installations in its other sites in Singapore.

These projects are executed by Shell New Energies, which among other power offers, delivers solar and energy storage solutions for commercial and industrial customers. Besides power, New Energies also focuses on new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels, hydrogen and electric vehicle charging.

“Shell Singapore continues to adopt a combination of measures to improve our energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. At our sites, we are deploying solutions from Shell New Energies, and are actively pursuing opportunities to trial next-generation advanced manufacturing and clean energy technologies. It is our goal to make the transition towards a low-carbon future possible, for our operations and our customers,” said Aw Kah Peng, Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore.

As part of its efforts to trial low carbon solutions, Shell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Market Authority of Singapore (EMA) to jointly work on spurring the adoption of energy storage systems. This could include piloting commercially viable business models with innovative solutions that integrate storage systems and solar power to Shell's sites in Singapore.

Notes to Editors:

  • The estimate of equivalent HDB flats powered is calculated using the average annual electricity consumption of 4,476 kWh for a four-room public housing unit in 2017 published by the Energy Market Authority on 24 August 2018.
  • The estimate of GHG emissions avoided are calculated using a location-based method for Scope 2 indirect GHG emissions, as defined by the World Resources Institute GHG Protocol.
  • The estimate of GHG emissions generated by a car is based on the assumption of a C-segment car that consumes 6 litre of gasoline per 100km, travels an average of 12,000km per year and emits 2.36kg of tailpipe carbon dioxide per litre of gasoline.

About Shell New Energies

Shell established its New Energies division in 2016. Shell New Energies focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, by being involved at almost every stage of the process, from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers. Shell’s New Energies business is seeking to leverage the company’s strengths and could invest up to $2 billion a year through 2020 in commercial opportunities in fast-growing parts of the energy industry. For more information, visit Shell New Energies.

About Shell in Singapore

As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in meeting the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. In Singapore, Shell employs more than 3,100 people and is one of the country’s largest foreign investors. Shell has been in Singapore since 1891 and has businesses including trading and marketing of liquefied natural gas; manufacturing, trading, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals; and development of renewable energy solutions.

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