The BHS Solar Project is a 250 MW photovoltaic solar project proposed for western Weld County between Fort Collins and Ault. The Project is pursuing annexation into the Town of Severance and Severance approvals and permits. The Project team has been studying land and working with interested property owners across a study area northeast of Black Hollow Reservoir (see map). Within this study area, between 1,000 to 1,400 acres of panels will be in areas that avoid sensitive environmental habitats and will be considerate of local communities. The final location and layout will be developed based on an iterative design process, including consideration of all environmental and physical constraints, stakeholder feedback (nearby residents, communities, and landowners), local and national engineering and planning requirements, and Weld County and Town of Severance permitting processes. The Project will operate for approximately 40 years.
The Project will be owned and operated by BHS Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of 174 Power Global (174PG). The 150 MW sold to Platte River will support Platte River’s core pillars to safely provide reliable, environmentally responsible, and financially sustainable energy and services to its owner communities. Platte River’s 2018 Resource Diversification Policy recognizes the need to shift its energy mix options and the project supports Platte River’s Integrated Resource Plan by adding a noncarbon energy source and storage to meet its goals.