BLM Solicits Competitive Bids for Las Vegas Area Solar Energy Project
Sealed Bids Accepted for 45 Days; Project Will Contribute to 25 by 25 Clean Energy Goal
LAS VEGAS – As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to permit 25 gigawatts of renewable energy on public lands by 2025 and achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035, the Bureau of Land Management is auctioning the rights to submit a solar energy development proposal on the Dry Lake East Designated Leasing Area, a 1,635-acre parcel of land in Clark County, Nevada.
Officially known as a Notice of Competitive Offer and Notice of Segregation for Solar Energy Development, the bureau will accept sealed bids for 45 days, and then select a preferred applicant to submit a right-of-way application and solar energy plan of development for the parcel. The BLM previously completed a Resource Management Plan Amendment and designated the Dry Lake East Designated Leasing Area in January 2020, after coordinating with local, state, and Federal agencies, and consulting with Tribal governments.
The BLM will accept sealed bids at the Las Vegas Field Office through May 20 at 10 a.m. via U.S. Mail, or hand delivered to:
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Energy and Infrastructure Team
4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
The bureau is not accepting electronic bids. Further details regarding the process can be found in the Invitation for Bids package available at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/86813.
The notice also announces a two-year segregation of the Dry Lake East Designated Leasing Area from appropriation under the public land laws to facilitate consideration of development of renewable energy resources.
The BLM manages vast stretches of public lands that have the potential to make significant contributions to the nation’s renewable energy portfolio. To promote our clean energy goals, the BLM provides sites for environmentally sound development of renewable energy on public lands and new transmission routes to connect into the grid.
For additional information, please contact Beth Ransel at (702) 515-5000 or BLM_NV_SND_EnergyProjects.gov.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.