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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Wind and Solar Energy Leasing
IDL Leasing Section Manager
Boise Staff Office
IDL Minerals Leasing Program Manager
Boise Staff Office
Alternative Energy Lease Templates
Requests for Proposals - Alternative Energy
Orchard Solar Lease
IDL is issuing this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) with the purpose of selecting a solar lease tenant for the property known as the Ada County Wind Lease, a 5,400 acre parcel of endowment land located in Ada County, Idaho.
- Deadline: April 21, 2023, 5:00 p.m. MDT
- Contact: Jason Laney
Available for Lease
Step-by-Step Guide for Alternative Energy Leasing
- 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.