Bureau of Land Management Solar Energy Program Western Solar Plan
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Term of Right-of-Way (ROW)

In accordance with Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 as Amended and the BLM's ROW regulations, the term or length of a solar energy ROW authorization is limited to a reasonable period. The BLM will issue all solar energy ROW authorizations for a term not to exceed 30 years; shorter terms may be justified in some cases. Thirty years provides a reasonable period consistent with the expected needs of a solar energy facility; it also provides for operation periods that are consistent with typical Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The BLM will also include in each solar energy ROW authorization a specific provision allowing for renewal consistent with the regulations at (43 CFR 2807.22).

Updated: 11/7/2016