BLM Seeks Solar Energy Proposals for Colorado Land

March 26, 2013


The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposed solar energy development projects on 3,714 acres of Colorado land managed by the BLM in Conejos and Saguache counties. The BLM’s current actions come after a two-year planning to pave the way for utility-scale solar development on public lands that will be capable of producing 20 megawatts or more of energy. The 60-day public notice appeared in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013.

This public notification is the first step to possible competitive solar energy development on public lands in the San Luis Valley.  Once the 60-day notice period closes, the BLM will review all submissions from interested parties to what companies are interested in developing solar energy in these areas. See the BLM press release.