Broad Reach Power plans to build an 80 MW solar photovoltaic project with battery storage near Cokeville in the southwest corner of Wyoming, according to a filing with the state's industrial siting agency.

The Lincoln Solar I project site lies in Lincoln County near the intersection of the Idaho-Utah state boundary with the Wyoming boundary.

Plans for the $98 million project call for up to 50 MW of onsite battery storage, which would cost an additional $20 million, according to the application, which also says construction would start in November 2021 and be complete by October 2023. The proposed purchaser of the plant's generation would be PacifiCorp's Rocky Mountain Power unit.

The Houston-based developer is an independent power producer with a focus on storage and solar projects, and is backed by EnCap Investments, Yorktown Partners and Mercuria Energy.

The company says it is the "largest developer and operator of standalone energy storage projects in Texas," where it will have 350 MW of energy storage in operation by the end of 2021, making it "the largest all-merchant utility scale distributed energy storage project developer in the United States."

Other projects in its 5 GW portfolio of utility scale solar and energy storage power projects are in Montana, California, Wyoming and Utah.

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