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BLM to hold Geothermal Lease Sale in the State of Washington, June 30, 2020

Mount Baker, Washington State, U.S. (source: flickr/ ensteele, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 29 Jun 2020

Bureau of Land Management in the U.S. will be holding a geothermal lease sale on June 30, 2020 for two geothermal parcels near Mount Baker in the State of Washington.

Already announced May 14, 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced a competitive internet lease sale (Notice Document, pdf)

In accordance with the Geothermal Steam Act, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (final rules issued May 2, 2007), and the BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3200, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering 2 parcels containing 8,482.72 acres in the State of Washington for internet-based competitive geothermal leasing.

Attached is a list of lands we are offering by serial number, parcel number, and land description. 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% interest in the geothermal mineral rights.

For your convenience, additional sale documentation is located on https://nflss.blm.gov/

When and where will the sale take place?

When: The sale date is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 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, June 30, 2020. 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 on the Government Lease Sales icon to view this online lease sale. Parcels may be viewed online at the EnergyNet website approximately 10 business days after the posting of this Notice of Competitive Geothermal InternetBased Lease Sale on the BLM website.

Location of the parcels:

Source: Energynet