Bison Energy, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bison Oil & Gas Partners II LLC, and Pivot Energy said Nov. 6 the companies have entered into an agreement to develop their first solar project in Arapahoe County, Colo.

“Bison is excited to work with Pivot on its first alternative energy project in Colorado.  Bison embraces all forms of energy and works to provide the energy needed for our country in a reliable and sustainable way,” Bison CEO Austin Akers said in a statement.

Located approximately 25 miles east of Denver, the 2 megawatt solar project will have a total output of approximately 3,800 MWh of energy, which is equivalent to the annual energy needs of approximately 400 American homes.  

“Pivot is thrilled to work with Bison to develop this solar project.  We see many benefits in collaborating with oil and gas companies to help provide the community with an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy mix,” said Jon Fitzpatrick, Pivot’s director of project development, also in a statement.

The solar project is expected to break ground in late 2020.