The State Land Board recognizes the need to be good stewards of the land we hold in trust for future generations. Sourcing renewable energy technologies, users and partnerships on trust lands represents good stewardship practices. To achieve this goal, the Board is actively pursuing renewable energy development on state trust lands.
Ponnequin Wind Farm, Weld County
The Board is focusing primarily on five technologies: wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass/bioenergy. Colorado is rich in energy potential for all areas of renewable energy and ranks 18th among the 50 states in renewable energy generation as a percentage of the states total electricity generation. Colorado is ranked 4th nationally for solar energy generation potential; 11th in wind energy generation potential and 4th among western states in potential hydroelectric sites.
As the second largest landowner in the state after the federal government, the State Land Board is looking to capitalize on this potential and encourages interested developers to contact staff to discuss opportunities.
Renewable Energy Projects Manager