Geothermal Energy

Roosevelt Geothermal Plant

Utah has two geothermal electrical generation power plants, Cove Fort and Roosevelt Hot Springs, located in the central and southwestern portion of the state.  Both sites are proposing redevelopment and expansion of their respective geothermal resources. BLM anticipates that the Forest Service will also release an environmental assessment for leasing of three geothermal parcels adjacent to the Cove Fort site. 

BLM Utah plans to hold a competitive geothermal lease sale, pending finalization of leasing regulations required by changes in the Energy Policy Act.

Geothermal Leasing

Information for Geothermal Lease Sale Tentatively Scheduled for May 19, 2015

BLM is offering a 30-day public comment period on the Potential Effects on Significant Thermal Features Checklist prepared for the May 2015 Geothermal Lease Sale. The public comment period is open from September 9, 2014, to October 9, 2014. All comments must be received by 4:30 pm on October 9, 2014.

Comments may be mailed to:
Bureau of Land Management
Utah State Office
440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345
or by fax to (801) 539-4237
Electronic comments may be submitted to: 
Please refer to "May 2014 Geothermal Lease Sale - Attention Justin Abernathy" in the subject line of your correspondence.

Potential Effects on Significant Thermal Features Checklist

Notice for Utah Geothermal Lease Sale Nominations 

Results of Past Geothermal Lease Sales
  February 23, 2010 
  November 17, 2009
  July 14, 2009
  December 19, 2008
  June 21, 2007:
    - Sale Results
    - Sale Notice
    - Sale List

Nomination of Lands for Competitive Geothermal Leasing Form 3203-1

Q&A's for Geothermal Leasing

Geothermal Resource Leasing and Geothermal Resources Unit Agreements Final Rule -46K