Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a major development sector for Colorado. The State Land Board is eager to lease trust land to developers for renewable energy projects.

We offer ground leases for:

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass/bioenergy
  • Other innovative ideas you have!

We're proud to be partnering with Xcel to meet the PUC mandate of 30% by 2020 and the CO Energy Plan for Xcel's attaining 56% renewable in CO by 2026. 

We currently have about 60,000 acres leased for renewables. Those leases will generate roughly 193 megawatts. 

How can we help you?

Contact Christopher Smith at 303-866-3454 x3327 ( for questions about the renewable energy program. 

Contact David Rodenberg at 303-866-3454 x3328 ( for questions about leasing. 



Getting Started: Prospective Lessees

Current Renewable Energy Lessees

Projects and Information

Forms and Instructions