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Large Nevada geothermal lease sale with 142 parcels to be held , Sept. 17, 2019

San Emidio geothermal power plant, Nevada (source: U.S. Geothermal)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 3 Aug 2019

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering 142 parcels for internet-based competitive sale of certain Federal lands containing 387,032.47 acres in the State of Nevada for geothermal leasing via the EnergyNet auction website on Sept. 17, 2019.

In accordance with the Geothermal Steam Act, and the BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3200, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering 142 parcels for internet-based competitive sale of certain Federal lands containing 387,032.47 acres in the State of Nevada for geothermal leasing.

The notice (linked below) describes:

  • The date, time and location of the sale
  • How to participate in the bidding process
  • The sale process
  • The conditions of the sale
  • How to file a noncompetitive offer after the sale

Attached is a list of available parcels that includes the parcel numbers, legal land descriptions and corresponding stipulations, if applicable. We have included any stipulations, lease notices, special conditions, or restrictions that will be made a part of the lease at the time we issue it. We have also identified those parcels where the United States owns less than 100 percent interest in the geothermal mineral rights. For your convenience, we are including a copy of the bid form.

When and where will the sale take place?

When: The sale date is Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The open bidding period will begin at 11:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) (or 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Each parcel will have its own unique open bidding period, with start and stop times clearly identified on the auction website. The open bidding period for each parcel will run for one hour from start to finish, and bids will only be accepted during a parcel’s open bidding period.

Where: The sale is held online at https://www.energynet.com. Click the Government Lease Sales icon (within the EnergyNet website) to view this online lease sale. Parcels may be viewed online at the EnergyNet website approximately 10 business days after the posting of this sale notice on the BLM website.

Access: The auction website is open to the public. The internet-based lease sale can be observed in real-time. However, you must register as a bidder on the website, in AUG O 2 2019 advance, in order to submit bids for a parcel.

The auction website will be active and available for use approximately 10 days after the date of this Notice of Competitive Geothermal Internet-Based Lease Sale and will remain available for viewing until the completion of the auction.

The available parcels listed below will be detailed on the website, and the information displayed on the website during the offering period represents the authoritative record. Interested parties may visit the website at any time. Potential bidders may register for the online auction as soon as the auction website is active and are encouraged to do so early.

Bidders must be registered for the online lease sale before the bidding commences.

Further, potential bidders are encouraged to visit the website prior to the start of the open bidding period to become familiar with the site and review the bidding tutorial. Supporting documentation is available on the website to familiarize new users to the process and answer frequently asked questions.

The full list of parcels can be viewed here (pdf)

For further details see Sales Notice and link to further documents on the BLM website (below)

Source: Sales Notice (pdf), Bureau of Land Management, Nevada (see link Lease sale)