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Generating Revenue from Endowment Land

The Land Board and IDL have statutory authority to lease alternative energy resources on approximately 2.5 million acres of endowment land.

Revenue generated from alternative energy leasing provides vital funding to the endowment beneficiaries, including Idaho’s public schools. Idaho’s constitution requires IDL to maximize the revenue generated from these lands for the beneficiaries.

Any individual, company or governmental agency that wishes to develop wind, solar or geothermal energy projects on endowment land must obtain a lease from IDL.

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Program Contacts

Wind and Solar Energy Leasing
Jason Laney
IDL Leasing Section Manager
Boise Staff Office
(208) 334-0278

Geothermal Leasing
Mike Murphy
Program Manager
Boise Staff Office
(208) 334-0290

Alternative Energy Lease Templates

Alternative Energy E-mail Alerts

If you wish to receive an email alert regarding newly posted RFPs or scheduled lease auctions for Alternative Energy Projects, please click on the email link below:

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Requests for Proposals - Alternative Energy

No Alternative Energy RFPs are currently active.

Upcoming Energy Resources/Geothermal Auctions

Available Energy Resources/Geothermal Leases

Expiring Energy Resources/Geothermal Leases

Step-by-Step Guide for Alternative Energy Leasing

Finding Land

  • Review our Leasing Opportunities and Inquiries Application  to identify sites that meet your project needs.
  • Having trouble finding real estate with the right attributes? Contact Jason Laney to discuss potential sites for alternative energy development.

Alternative Leasing Process

  • Proponent submits application.
  • Idaho Department of Lands reviews the application.
  • Upon approval of an application, a request for proposal is developed and advertised to determine if there are any other interested parties.
  • The application that is in the best interest of the endowment beneficiaries is selected.
  • A lease agreement is developed with the successful applicant.
  • The lease is offered for auction.
  • If more than one application is received, the parties bid at a live public auction.

Important Information

Interactive Leasing

Use this app to find endowment land that is available for leasing. We lease land to generate revenue for the endowment beneficiaries.

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