Oil & gas supermajor Shell and Australian renewables investment company Edify have been awarded a A$3.2bn ($2.5bn) contract to provide power from a 100MW battery for the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).

The 10-year supply contract will see Edify build the 200MWh lithium-ion battery, dubbed the Riverina Energy Storage System (RESS), alongside its 333MW Darlington Point solar farm in Riverina. Shell Energy, the supermajor's power marketing operation, has signed a long-term agreement over a 60MW portion of the battery.