BLM Colorado Solar Lease Bids for More than $200,000
Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 4/28/2023, Location: North America
The Bureau of Land Management’s Rocky Mountain District held a successful lease sale of the De Tilla Gulch solar energy zone at its Cañon City office. Pine Gate Renewables secured rights to develop utility scale solar energy on 1064 acres of BLM land in the San Luis Valley with a total winning bid of $200,744.88.
“We had four energy companies with a real interest in developing solar power in the San Luis Valley,” said Rocky Mountain District Manager, Cathy Cook. “This is the first stage of the process and we are looking forward to working with Pine Gate Renewables as they develop their plan.”
The lease is for a contiguous parcel of land identified and designated in 2012 as a solar energy zone – an area with both high potential for solar energy production and low potential for environmental or ecological impacts. Currently, a new assessment of public lands is being conducted at the national level to find other areas with this same potential.