Geothermal Energy

Utah Geothermal Hot Water Well

Overview

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.

2022 Lease Sale

The Geothermal Lease Sale Tentatively Scheduled for October 2022 has been moved to 2024:  Internet-Based

NOTICE - Utah Geothermal Lease Sale Nominations Accepted

Nominations due date has been extended to February 28, 2022.

Please submit your nominations including the applicable fees to:

Bureau of Land Management
Utah State Office
Attn:  Leslie Wilcken
440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

See QUICK LINKS to the right for the link to the Nomination of Lands for Competitive Geothermal Leasing Form 3203-1.

2021 Lease Sale

Week of October 4, 2021: Internet-Based Geothermal Lease Sale has Moved to Q1 2022, Tentatively.  Please check back for more information.

Color Country District (Cedar City Field Office)
West Desert District (Fillmore Field Office)

BLM is offering a 30-day public comment period on a Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) for the October 2021 Geothermal Lease Sale that ends on July 9, 2021. Comments on the DNA must be submitted electronically via the BLM Land Use Planning and NEPA Register (ePlanning) by clicking on the NEPA project link below. Any comments received by other methods will not be accepted.

Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences, or comments that are essentially identical to other comments, will not be specifically addressed in the environmental document, but may be considered in the decision making process. Before you include your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time.

The link provided below will take you to the NEPA project home page where you can navigate to the environmental document and shapefiles for the October 2021 Geothermal Lease Sale.

NEPA number DOI-BLM-UT-0000-2021-0005-DNA (The link works best in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.)

2020 Lease Sale

December 15, 2020: Internet-Based
Color Country District
& (Cedar City Field Office)
West Desert District (Fillmore Field Office)

Competitive Sale Results
Bidder's List
Competitive Sale Summary
Errata 12/3/2020
NCLS

The link provided below will take you to the NEPA project home page where you can navigate to the environmental document and shapefiles for the December 2020 Geothermal Lease Sale.

NEPA number DOI-BLM-UT-0000-2019-0006-DNA (The link works best in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.)