Federal Solar Energy

What do you do when you host an auction, and no one bids?

A short time ago, the BLM tried to auction 3,700 acres in three parcels of prime solar farm territory and got no bidders.  None.

Maryanne Kurtinaitis, BLM’s Colorado Division Renewable Energy Program Manager, said

We are going to have to regroup and figure out what didn’t work[.]

Well, NSS.

Here’s a clue, offered by Ken Johnson, Vice President of Communications for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

To date, BLM has yet to finalize any regional mitigation plans.  Frankly, it’s not smart business to commit to something until you’ve read the fine print.

The whole thing about government involvement is too uncertain.


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