Geothermal Energy

Roosevelt Geothermal PlantUtah 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

Utah is now accepting nominations for competitive geothermal leasing.

  Notice for Utah Geothermal Lease Sale Nominations
  Nomination of Lands for Competitive Geothermal Leasing
  Form 3203-1

Please submit your nominations to the Utah State Office by 4:30 pm on July 7, 2014, to be considered for the Geothermal Lease Sale tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2015.

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

Q&A's for Geothermal Leasing

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