The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Utah has announced a geothermal lease sale for December 15, 2020.
In accordance with the Geothermal Steam Act, and the BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3200, BLM is offering 28 parcels for internet-based competitive sale of certain Federal lands containing 67,586.89 acres in the State of Utah for geothermal leasing.
This notice 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.
When: The sale date is Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The open bidding period will begin at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)/9:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on Tuesday, December 15, 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 30 minutes, from start to finish, with a 3 minute interval between each parcel and bids will only be accepted during a parcel’s open bidding period.
Where: The sale is held online at https://www.energynet.com. [on the main website of EnergyNet, click the Government Lease Sales icon to view this online lease sale]. Parcels may be viewed online at the EnergyNet website approximately 10 days after the posting of this Notice of Competitive Geothermal Internet-Based Lease Sale (NCLS) 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 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 posting this NCLS 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 2 start of the open bidding period and 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.
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 below each parcel description. For your convenience, we are including a copy of the bid form, the list of lands and the shape files also available at our public internet site: https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/renewable-energy/geothermalenergy/regional-information/utah.