Shell has launched a new green power business for homes across Texas, aiming to lure customers with plans including free charging for electric vehicles during off-peak hours and credit for excess solar power homeowners export to the grid. The new U.S. retail brand, Shell Energy Solutions, builds on Shell's 2017 acquisition of MP2 Energy, a commercial and residential power retailer with about 33,000 customers. While Shell still spends most of its investments on oil and gas, it has invested in wind, farm, and solar developers that are building renewables projects which produce about 13 gigawatts per year in Texas and elsewhere in the US. The renewable plans will be offered to customers in competitive areas of the Energy Reliability Council of Texas grid, a network that supplies power to more than 26 million consumers across 8 million residential meters.

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