The French utility company ENGIE has signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Broad Reach Power, a company specialized in battery storage and based in Houston, from private equity funds EnCap and Apollo.
The transaction involves 350MW of operating assets, as well as 880MW under construction assets with a commissioning expected before the end of 2024, 1.7GW of advanced stage projects and a significant pipeline of early stage projects. The projects are located in Texas, California and the central states of the United States. Broad Reach Power skills, tools and teams are the perfect fit, in and outside the United States, with ENGIE’s integrated model.
The acquisition will support the Group’s goal of having 10 GW of battery capacity globally by 2030. It will also strengthen ENGIE’s position as a leader in the energy transition in the United States, where the group already has significant positions through its renewable assets (5GW in operation at the end of 2022), battery storage and its energy management platform. The development of these projects will respond to the strong need for flexibility generated by the growth of the share of renewable energies in the energy mix and will increase ENGIE capacity to provide 24/7 decarbonized electricity to his customers.
(Source: ENGIE)