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


The Utah State Office is pleased to announce a Multi-State Competitive Geothermal Lease Sale to be held October 26, 2016. The participating states are:  California, Nevada, Utah and Oregon/Washington. For information on lands being offered in any of the participating states, please contact the respective Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state office for that state.

The competitive oral auction will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The auction room will open at 12:00 p.m. for bidder registration and the oral auction will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Sale Information
    Notice of Competitive Lease Sale (NCLS)
         (Parcels and Stipulations & Notices attached)
    Bidder Registration Form 
    Lease Bid Form 3000-2 

Errata 10-13-2016 
Errata 10-20-2016

Maps of Proposed Geothermal Parcels

Statewide Map

Map 1     Map 2     Map 3     Map 4     Map 5

These maps are not fully Section 508 compliant. For information on how to use the data please contact the Utah State Office at (801) 539-4000.

The associated environmental assessment (EA) and unsigned finding of no significant impact (FONSI) are available on BLM Utah's Land Use Planning and NEPA Register (ePlanning) for the Color Country District EA. Links are also posted below.

NEPA number DOI-BLM-UT-0000-2016-0002-EA  
- Environmental Assessment 


Geothermal Sale Parcels - October 2016


UTM Zone 12 Datum NAD83






Potential Effects on Significant Thermal Features Checklist 

Notice for Utah Geothermal Lease Sale Nominations 

Nomination of Lands for Competitive Geothermal Leasing Form 3203-1 

Lease Sale Archive

Q&A's for Geothermal Leasing

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