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Open Bid Applications for Wind and Solar Energy Projects on State Trust Land

The State Land Office is committed to advancing renewable energy.  In this section, you will find information on how to bid on renewable energy projects. After reviewing the details of the proposed projects, please submit your name and contact information below to receive the bid packets.
WIND ENERGY LEASE EW-0056 - LINCOLN AND TORRANCE COUNTIES

Long-Term Commercial Business Lease Number EW-0056
Torrance and Lincoln Counties, New Mexico

Background: The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (the “Commissioner”) will accept sealed bids seeking the highest and best bid for a long term commercial business lease of 5,496.40 +/- acres of state trust land for a renewable energy (wind power) facility. The land is located in Torrance and Lincoln Counties, New Mexico. Additional information is available in the bid packet, available at http://www.nmstatelands.org or upon request. The entire bid packet is incorporated with this notice by reference and should be reviewed before submitting a bid.

1)  Description of the Land: The land is offered as a single parcel only, and is described as follows (the “Land”): Being 5,496.40 + acres located in the State of New Mexico N.M.P.M., Torrance and Lincoln Counties, New Mexico, being more particularly described as follows:

Township 01 North, Range 13 East, Section 01: NE4NE4, S2SW4 & SW4SE4 – 120.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 13 East, Section 12: W2 & N2NE4 – 400.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 13 East, Section 13: SW4NE4 – 40.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 04: W2 – 319.52 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 05: NE4NE4 – 40.26.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 06: N2NW4, SW4NW4 & NW4SW4 – 169.36 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 07: E2, SW4, E2NW4 & SW4NW4 – 607.81 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 08: N2NW4 – 80.00 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 05: NE4 – 159.45 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 28: SW4 – 160.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 31: NW4SE4 – 40.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 32: NE4 & E2SE4 – 240.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 33: S2 & NW4 – 480.00 acres ±;
Township 02 South, Range 12 East, Section 14: W2 & W2E2 – 480.00 acres ±;
Township 02 South, Range 12 East, Section 15: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 02 South, Range 12 East, Section 16: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 02 South, Range 12 East, Section 21: N2 – 320.00 acres ±;
Township 02 South, Range 12 East, Section 22: W2, NE4, NW4SE4 & SW4SE4 – 560.00 acres ±;

2) Summary of Basic Provisions of the Lease: The Land is proposed to be leased pursuant to State Land Office Rule 9 (19.2.9 NMAC) for the purpose of operating a renewable energy (wind power) facility, and is subject to the terms and conditions authorized in the Lease. The term of the Lease is for fifty-five (55) years. Per Section 4.1 of the Lease, Lessee shall pay to Lessor as rent for the land and for the rights and privileges granted in the lease:

First Year’s Base Rent of two dollars ($2.00) per acre, for a total of ten thousand nine hundred ninety-two dollars and eighty cents ($10,992.80).

YEAR PER ACRE PAYMENT
1 $2.00
2 $2.25
3 $2.50
4 $2.75
5 $3.00

Operations Base Rent begins when the Wind Power Facility starts generating energy.  The rent for operations phase base years’ one (1) thru nine (9) will be three dollars ($3.00) per acre per year or four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity, or forty thousand dollars ($40,000.00), whichever is greater. The Lease contains additional fees, including a Ground Disturbance Fee (Section 4.2.1) and a WTG (wind turbine generator) Installation Fee (Section 4.2.2).  Additional Operation Base Rent parameters, including Percent Rent, are referenced in Section 4.1.2.1 of the Lease (Exhibit 3).

Operation Phase Years: Minimum Operations Phase Rent:
Years 1-9 The greater of $40,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $3.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 10-18 The greater of $40,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $6.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 19-27 The greater of $40,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $9.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 28-36 The greater of $40,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $10.50 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 37+ The greater of $40,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $12.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Decommissioning Phase Rent. Lessee shall pay Lessor one-time Decommissioning Phase Rent of three dollars ($3.00) per acre, payable upon commencement of decommissioning activities on the land as described in Section 3.2.4 of this Lease. Any Operations Phase Rent payment made for any period in which the Decommissioning Phase begins will be prorated and credited toward Decommissioning Phase Rent.

Interest on delinquent base rent or percent rent payments shall accrue from the date the payment becomes due at the rate of ten percent (10%) a month or any fraction of a month.  Lessee shall also pay a late processing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for any delinquent payment of rent, in accordance with the Lessor’s schedule of fees.

3) Requirements and Qualification of Bidders & Required Deposits: Only qualified bidders may submit a sealed bid. In order to qualify to submit a sealed bid, prospective bidders must submit the following: a) a completed application meeting the statement of minimum qualifications- Exhibit 5, b) an application fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00); c) a transaction deposit (estimated advertising) in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); and d) the first year’s rent in the amount of ten thousand nine hundred ninety-two dollars and eighty cents ($10,992.80).  A bidder shall submit one-time payment for the Total Qualification Deposit in the amount of twenty one thousand seven hundred ninety dollars and thirty-six cents ($21,790.36), payable to “Commissioner of Public Lands.”

4) Application and Deposit Submittal: The application, application fee and qualification deposit must be received at the New Mexico State Land Office, P.O Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 or 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, Attn: Commissioner of Public Lands, no later than 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 24, 2020.

5) Sealed Bid Auction: The auction will be in the form of a sealed bid. Only bidders who have submitted a complete application and met the qualification requirements may submit a sealed bid. The minimum bonus bid amount is fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000.00) with additional amounts in increments of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) each. The bonus bid amount should be entered on the bid form and sealed in a separate envelope. The envelope containing the sealed bid must be plainly marked “EW-0056 AUCTION – SEALED BID” on the outside of the envelope and must show the date and time the bid is scheduled to be opened, as set forth below. Sealed bids may be submitted by mail, express delivery, or in person to the Commissioner of Public Lands and must be received by 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 27, 2020.  All bids submitted will be opened at the date, time and place of the auction as set forth below.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 9:30 am (MST)
Place: New Mexico State Land Office (Morgan Hall), 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please enter your contact information below. Once you have submitted your contact information, you will be redirected a new window with the EW-0056 Bid Packet .  For more information, please contact the Director of the Office of Renewable Energy, Jeremy Lewis at (505) 827- 5724.

EW-0056 - Bid Packet Request Form

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WIND ENERGY LEASE EW-0057 - LINCOLN COUNTY

Long-Term Commercial Business Lease Number EW-0057
Lincoln County, New Mexico

Background: The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (the “Commissioner”) will accept sealed bids seeking the highest and best bid for a long term commercial business lease of 6,402.75 +/- acres of state trust land for a renewable energy (wind power) facility. The land is located in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Additional information is available in the bid packet, available at http://www.nmstatelands.org or upon request. The entire bid packet is incorporated with this notice by reference and should be reviewed before submitting a bid.

1) Description of the Land: The land is offered as a single parcel only, and is described as follows (the “Land”): Being 6,402.75 + acres located in the State of New Mexico N.M.P.M., Lincoln County, New Mexico, being more particularly described as follows:

Township 01 North, Range 16 East, Section 31: Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4, NE4, E2NW4, E2SW4, & SE4– 640.38 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 16 East, Section 32: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 16 East, Section 33: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 16 East, Section 34: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 12: NE4NE4 – 40.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 04: Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4, S2NE4, S2NW4, & SW4, SE4 – 623.42 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 05: Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4, S2NE4, S2NW4, & SE4– 464.12 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 06: Lots 1, 6, & 7, SE4NE4, E2SW4, & SE4 – 394.83 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 08: E2 – 320.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 09: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 16: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 20: NE4, & E2SE4 – 240.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 21: N2 & SE4 – 480.00 acres ±;

2) Summary of Basic Provisions of the Lease: The Land is proposed to be leased pursuant to State Land Office Rule 9 (19.2.9 NMAC) for the purpose of operating a renewable energy (wind power) facility, and is subject to the terms and conditions authorized in the Lease. The term of the Lease is for fifty-five (55) years. Per Section 4.1 of the Lease, Lessee shall pay to Lessor as rent for the land and for the rights and privileges granted in the lease:

First Year’s Base Rent of two dollars ($2.00) per acre, for a total of twelve thousand eight hundred five dollars and fifty cents ($12,805.50).

YEAR PER ACRE PAYMENT
1 $2.00
2 $2.25
3 $2.50
4 $2.75
5 $3.00

 

Operations Base Rent begins when the Wind Power Facility starts generating energy.  The rent for operations phase base years’ one (1) thru nine (9) will be three dollars ($3.00) per acre per year or four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity, or forty-four thousand dollars ($44,000.00), whichever is greater. The Lease contains additional fees, including a Ground Disturbance Fee (Section 4.2.1) and a WTG (wind turbine generator) Installation Fee (Section 4.2.2).  Additional Operation Base Rent parameters, including Percent Rent, are referenced in Section 4.1.2.1 of the Lease (Exhibit 3).

Operation Phase Years: Minimum Operations Phase Rent:
Years 1-9 The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $3.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 10-18 The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $6.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 19-27 The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $9.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 28-36 The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $10.50 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 37+ The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $12.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

 

Decommissioning Phase Rent. Lessee shall pay Lessor one-time Decommissioning Phase Rent of three dollars ($3.00) per acre, payable upon commencement of decommissioning activities on the land as described in Section 3.2.4 of this Lease. Any Operations Phase Rent payment made for any period in which the Decommissioning Phase begins will be prorated and credited toward Decommissioning Phase Rent.

Interest on delinquent base rent or percent rent payments shall accrue from the date the payment becomes due at the rate of ten percent (10%) a month or any fraction of a month.  Lessee shall also pay a late processing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for any delinquent payment of rent, in accordance with the Lessor’s schedule of fees.

3) Requirements and Qualification of Bidders & Required Deposits: Only qualified bidders may submit a sealed bid. In order to qualify to submit a sealed bid, prospective bidders must submit the following: a) a completed application meeting the statement of minimum qualifications- Exhibit 5, b) an application fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00); c) a transaction deposit (estimated advertising) in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); and d) the first year’s rent in the amount of twelve thousand eight hundred five dollars and fifty cents ($12,805.50).  A bidder shall submit one-time payment for the Total Qualification Deposit in the amount of twenty three thousand three hundred five dollars and fifty cents ($23,305.50), payable to “Commissioner of Public Lands.”

4) Application and Deposit Submittal: The application, application fee and qualification deposit must be received at the New Mexico State Land Office, P.O Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 or 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, Attn: Commissioner of Public Lands, no later than 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 24, 2020.

5) Sealed Bid Auction: The auction will be in the form of a sealed bid. Only bidders who have submitted a complete application and met the qualification requirements may submit a sealed bid. The minimum bonus bid amount is fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000.00) with additional amounts in increments of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) each. The bonus bid amount should be entered on the bid form and sealed in a separate envelope. The envelope containing the sealed bid must be plainly marked “EW-0057 AUCTION – SEALED BID” on the outside of the envelope and must show the date and time the bid is scheduled to be opened, as set forth below. Sealed bids may be submitted by mail, express delivery, or in person to the Commissioner of Public Lands and must be received by 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 27, 2020.  All bids submitted will be opened at the date, time and place of the auction as set forth below.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020.

Time: 9:30 am (MST)

Place: New Mexico State Land Office (Morgan Hall), 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please enter your contact information below. Once you have submitted your contact information, you will be redirected a new window with the EW-0057 Bid Packet .  For more information, please contact the Director of the Office of Renewable Energy, Jeremy Lewis at (505) 827- 5724.

EW-0057 - Bid Packet Request Form

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WIND ENERGY LEASE EW-0058 - TORRANCE COUNTY

Long-Term Commercial Business Lease Number EW-0058
Torrance County, New Mexico

Background: The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (the “Commissioner”) will accept sealed bids seeking the highest and best bid for a long term commercial business lease of 1,034.51 +/- acres of state trust land for a renewable energy (wind power) facility. The land is located in Torrance County, New Mexico. Additional information is available in the bid packet, available at http://www.nmstatelands.org or upon request. The entire bid packet is incorporated with this notice by reference and should be reviewed before submitting a bid.

1) Description of the Land: The land is offered as a single parcel only, and is described as follows (the “Land”): Being 1,034.51 + acres located in the State of New Mexico N.M.P.M., Torrance County, New Mexico, being more particularly described as follows:

Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 01: W2 – 320.00 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 02: S2 & NE4 – 474.51 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 12: NW4, NW4SW4 & NE4SW4 – 240.00 acres ±;

2) Summary of Basic Provisions of the Lease: The Land is proposed to be leased pursuant to State Land Office Rule 9 (19.2.9 NMAC) for the purpose of operating a renewable energy (wind power) facility, and is subject to the terms and conditions authorized in the Lease. The term of the Lease is for fifty-five (55) years. Per Section 4.1 of the Lease, Lessee shall pay to Lessor as rent for the land and for the rights and privileges granted in the lease:

First Year’s Base Rent of two dollars ($2.00) per acre, for a total of two thousand sixty-nine dollars and two cents ($2,069.02).

YEAR PER ACRE PAYMENT
1 $2.00
2 $2.25
3 $2.50
4 $2.75
5 $3.00

Operations Base Rent begins when the Wind Power Facility starts generating energy.  The rent for operations phase base years’ one (1) thru nine (9) will be three dollars ($3.00) per acre per year or four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity, or twenty-eight thousand dollars ($28,000.00), whichever is greater. The Lease contains additional fees, including a Ground Disturbance Fee (Section 4.2.1) and a WTG (wind turbine generator) Installation Fee (Section 4.2.2).  Additional Operation Base Rent parameters, including Percent Rent, are referenced in Section 4.1.2.1 of the Lease (Exhibit 3).

Operation Phase Years: Minimum Operations Phase Rent:
Years 1-9 The greater of $28,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $3.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 10-18 The greater of $28,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $6.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 19-27 The greater of $28,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $9.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 28-36 The greater of $28,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $10.50 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 37+ The greater of $28,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $12.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

 

Decommissioning Phase Rent. Lessee shall pay Lessor one-time Decommissioning Phase Rent of three dollars ($3.00) per acre, payable upon commencement of decommissioning activities on the land as described in Section 3.2.4 of this Lease. Any Operations Phase Rent payment made for any period in which the Decommissioning Phase begins will be prorated and credited toward Decommissioning Phase Rent.

Interest on delinquent base rent or percent rent payments shall accrue from the date the payment becomes due at the rate of ten percent (10%) a month or any fraction of a month.  Lessee shall also pay a late processing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for any delinquent payment of rent, in accordance with the Lessor’s schedule of fees.

3) Requirements and Qualification of Bidders & Required Deposits: Only qualified bidders may submit a sealed bid. In order to qualify to submit a sealed bid, prospective bidders must submit the following: a) a completed application meeting the statement of minimum qualifications- Exhibit 5, b) an application fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00); c) a transaction deposit (estimated advertising) in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); and d) the first year’s rent in the amount of two thousand sixty-nine dollars and two cents ($2,069.02).  A bidder shall submit one-time payment for the Total Qualification Deposit in the amount of twelve thousand five hundred sixty-nine dollars and two cents ($12,569.02), payable to “Commissioner of Public Lands.”

4) Application and Deposit Submittal: The application, application fee and qualification deposit must be received at the New Mexico State Land Office, P.O Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 or 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, Attn: Commissioner of Public Lands, no later than 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 24, 2020.

5) Sealed Bid Auction: The auction will be in the form of a sealed bid. Only bidders who have submitted a complete application and met the qualification requirements may submit a sealed bid. The minimum bonus bid amount is fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) with additional amounts in increments of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) each. The bonus bid amount should be entered on the bid form and sealed in a separate envelope. The envelope containing the sealed bid must be plainly marked “EW-0058 AUCTION – SEALED BID” on the outside of the envelope and must show the date and time the bid is scheduled to be opened, as set forth below. Sealed bids may be submitted by mail, express delivery, or in person to the Commissioner of Public Lands and must be received by 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 27, 2020.  All bids submitted will be opened at the date, time and place of the auction as set forth below.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020.

Time: 9:30 am (MST)

Place: New Mexico State Land Office (Morgan Hall), 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please enter your contact information below. Once you have submitted your contact information, you will be redirected a new window with the EW-0058 Bid Packet .  For more information, please contact the Director of the Office of Renewable Energy, Jeremy Lewis at (505) 827- 5724.

EW-0058 - Bid Packet Request Form

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WIND ENERGY LEASE EW-0059 - TORRANCE COUNTY

Long-Term Commercial Business Lease Number EW-0059
Torrance County, New Mexico

Background: The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (the “Commissioner”) will accept sealed bids seeking the highest and best bid for a long term commercial business lease of 5,798.46 +/- acres of state trust land for a renewable energy (wind power) facility. The land is located in Torrance County, New Mexico. Additional information is available in the bid packet, available at http://www.nmstatelands.org or upon request. The entire bid packet is incorporated with this notice by reference and should be reviewed before submitting a bid.

1) Description of the Land: The land is offered as a single parcel only, and is described as follows (the “Land”): Being 5,798.46 + acres located in the State of New Mexico N.M.P.M., Torrance County, New Mexico, being more particularly described as follows:

Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 01: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 02: All – 640.48 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 14 East, Section 12: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 North, Range 15 East, Section 18: All – 637.98 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 22: SE4SE4 – 40.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 23: SW4, NW4NE4, NE4NE4, & NW4SE4 – 280.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 24: N2N2, & SE4NE4– 200.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 26: W2 – 320.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 27: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 34: S2, & NE4 – 480.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 35: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 36: All – 640.00 acres ±;

2) Summary of Basic Provisions of the Lease: The Land is proposed to be leased pursuant to State Land Office Rule 9 (19.2.9 NMAC) for the purpose of operating a renewable energy (wind power) facility, and is subject to the terms and conditions authorized in the Lease. The term of the Lease is for fifty-five (55) years. Per Section 4.1 of the Lease, Lessee shall pay to Lessor as rent for the land and for the rights and privileges granted in the lease:

First Year’s Base Rent of two dollars ($2.00) per acre, for a total of eleven thousand five hundred ninety-six dollars and ninety-two cents ($11,596.92).

YEAR PER ACRE PAYMENT
1 $2.00
2 $2.25
3 $2.50
4 $2.75
5 $3.00

Operations Base Rent begins when the Wind Power Facility starts generating energy.  The rent for operations phase base years’ one (1) thru nine (9) will be three dollars ($3.00) per acre per year or four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity, or one hundred forty thousand dollars ($140,000.00), whichever is greater. The Lease contains additional fees, including a Ground Disturbance Fee (Section 4.2.1) and a WTG (wind turbine generator) Installation Fee (Section 4.2.2).  Additional Operation Base Rent parameters, including Percent Rent, are referenced in Section 4.1.2.1 of the Lease (Exhibit 3).

Operation Phase Years: Minimum Operations Phase Rent:
Years 1-9 The greater of $140,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $3.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 10-18 The greater of $140,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $6.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 19-27 The greater of $140,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $9.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 28-36 The greater of $140,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $10.50 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 37+ The greater of $140,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $12.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Decommissioning Phase Rent. Lessee shall pay Lessor one-time Decommissioning Phase Rent of three dollars ($3.00) per acre, payable upon commencement of decommissioning activities on the land as described in Section 3.2.4 of this Lease. Any Operations Phase Rent payment made for any period in which the Decommissioning Phase begins will be prorated and credited toward Decommissioning Phase Rent.

Interest on delinquent base rent or percent rent payments shall accrue from the date the payment becomes due at the rate of ten percent (10%) a month or any fraction of a month.  Lessee shall also pay a late processing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for any delinquent payment of rent, in accordance with the Lessor’s schedule of fees.

3) Requirements and Qualification of Bidders & Required Deposits: Only qualified bidders may submit a sealed bid. In order to qualify to submit a sealed bid, prospective bidders must submit the following: a) a completed application meeting the statement of minimum qualifications- Exhibit 5, b) an application fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00); c) a transaction deposit (estimated advertising) in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); and d) the first year’s rent in the amount of eleven thousand five hundred ninety-six dollars and ninety-two cents ($11,596.92).  A bidder shall submit one-time payment for the Total Qualification Deposit in the amount of twenty two thousand ninety six dollars and ninety-two cents ($22,096.92), payable to “Commissioner of Public Lands.”

4) Application and Deposit Submittal: The application, application fee and qualification deposit must be received at the New Mexico State Land Office, P.O Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 or 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, Attn: Commissioner of Public Lands, no later than 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 24, 2020.

5) Sealed Bid Auction: The auction will be in the form of a sealed bid. Only bidders who have submitted a complete application and met the qualification requirements may submit a sealed bid. The minimum bonus bid amount is one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($175,000.00) with additional amounts in increments of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) each. The bonus bid amount should be entered on the bid form and sealed in a separate envelope. The envelope containing the sealed bid must be plainly marked “EW-0059 AUCTION – SEALED BID” on the outside of the envelope and must show the date and time the bid is scheduled to be opened, as set forth below. Sealed bids may be submitted by mail, express delivery, or in person to the Commissioner of Public Lands and must be received by 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 27, 2020.  All bids submitted will be opened at the date, time and place of the auction as set forth below.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020.

Time: 9:30 am (MST)

Place: New Mexico State Land Office (Morgan Hall), 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please enter your contact information below. Once you have submitted your contact information, you will be redirected a new window with the EW-0059 Bid Packet .  For more information, please contact the Director of the Office of Renewable Energy, Jeremy Lewis at (505) 827- 5724.

EW-0059 - Bid Packet Request Form

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WIND ENERGY LEASE EW-0061 - TORRANCE COUNTY

Long-Term Commercial Business Lease Number EW-0061
Torrance County, New Mexico

Background: The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (the “Commissioner”) will accept sealed bids seeking the highest and best bid for a long term commercial business lease of 1,920.22 +/- acres of state trust land for a renewable energy (wind power) facility. The land is located in Torrance County, New Mexico. Additional information is available in the bid packet, available at http://www.nmstatelands.org or upon request. The entire bid packet is incorporated with this notice by reference and should be reviewed before submitting a bid.

1) Description of the Land: The land is offered as a single parcel only, and is described as follows (the “Land”): Being 1,920.22 + acres located in the State of New Mexico N.M.P.M., Torrance County, New Mexico, being more particularly described as follows:

Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 02: All – 640.22 acres ±;
Township 02 North, Range 14 East, Section 16: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 03 North, Range 14 East, Section 36: All – 640.00 acres ±;

2) Summary of Basic Provisions of the Lease: The Land is proposed to be leased pursuant to State Land Office Rule 9 (19.2.9 NMAC) for the purpose of operating a renewable energy (wind power) facility, and is subject to the terms and conditions authorized in the Lease. The term of the Lease is for fifty-five (55) years. Per Section 4.1 of the Lease, Lessee shall pay to Lessor as rent for the land and for the rights and privileges granted in the lease:

First Year’s Base Rent of two dollars ($2.00) per acre, for a total of three thousand eight hundred forty dollars and forty-four cents ($3,840.44).

YEAR PER ACRE PAYMENT
1 $2.00
2 $2.25
3 $2.50
4 $2.75
5 $3.00

Operations Base Rent begins when the Wind Power Facility starts generating energy.  The rent for operations phase base years’ one (1) thru nine (9) will be three dollars ($3.00) per acre per year or four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity, or forty-four thousand dollars ($44,000.00), whichever is greater. The Lease contains additional fees, including a Ground Disturbance Fee (Section 4.2.1) and a WTG (wind turbine generator) Installation Fee (Section 4.2.2).  Additional Operation Base Rent parameters, including Percent Rent, are referenced in Section 4.1.2.1 of the Lease (Exhibit 3).

Operation Phase Years: Minimum Operations Phase Rent:
Years 1-9

The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $3.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Years 10-18

The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $6.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Years 19-27

The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $9.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Years 28-36

The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $10.50 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Years 37+

The greater of $44,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $12.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Decommissioning Phase Rent. Lessee shall pay Lessor one-time Decommissioning Phase Rent of three dollars ($3.00) per acre, payable upon commencement of decommissioning activities on the land as described in Section 3.2.4 of this Lease. Any Operations Phase Rent payment made for any period in which the Decommissioning Phase begins will be prorated and credited toward Decommissioning Phase Rent.

Interest on delinquent base rent or percent rent payments shall accrue from the date the payment becomes due at the rate of ten percent (10%) a month or any fraction of a month.  Lessee shall also pay a late processing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for any delinquent payment of rent, in accordance with the Lessor’s schedule of fees.

 3) Requirements and Qualification of Bidders & Required Deposits: Only qualified bidders may submit a sealed bid. In order to qualify to submit a sealed bid, prospective bidders must submit the following: a) a completed application meeting the statement of minimum qualifications- Exhibit 5, b) an application fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00); c) a transaction deposit (estimated advertising) in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); and d) the first year’s rent in the amount of three thousand eight hundred forty dollars and forty-four cents ($3,840.44).  A bidder shall submit one-time payment for the Total Qualification Deposit in the amount of fourteen thousand three hundred forty dollars and forty-four cents ($14,340.44), payable to “Commissioner of Public Lands.”

4) Application and Deposit Submittal: The application, application fee and qualification deposit must be received at the New Mexico State Land Office, P.O Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 or 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, Attn: Commissioner of Public Lands, no later than 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 24, 2020.

 5) Sealed Bid Auction: The auction will be in the form of a sealed bid. Only bidders who have submitted a complete application and met the qualification requirements may submit a sealed bid. The minimum bonus bid amount is fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000.00) with additional amounts in increments of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) each. The bonus bid amount should be entered on the bid form and sealed in a separate envelope. The envelope containing the sealed bid must be plainly marked “EW-0061 AUCTION – SEALED BID” on the outside of the envelope and must show the date and time the bid is scheduled to be opened, as set forth below. Sealed bids may be submitted by mail, express delivery, or in person to the Commissioner of Public Lands and must be received by 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 27, 2020.  All bids submitted will be opened at the date, time and place of the auction as set forth below.

Date:          Friday, February 28, 2020
Time:         9:30 am (MST)
Place:         New Mexico State Land Office (Morgan Hall), 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please enter your contact information below. Once you have submitted your contact information, you will be redirected a new window with the EW-0061 Bid Packet .  For more information, please contact the Director of the Office of Renewable Energy, Jeremy Lewis at (505) 827- 5724.

EW-0061 - Bid Packet Request Form

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WIND ENERGY LEASE EW-0062 - LINCOLN COUNTY

Long-Term Commercial Business Lease Number EW-0062
Lincoln County, New Mexico

Background: The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (the “Commissioner”) will accept sealed bids seeking the highest and best bid for a long term commercial business lease of 2,199.49 +/- acres of state trust land for a renewable energy (wind power) facility. The land is located in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Additional information is available in the bid packet, available at http://www.nmstatelands.org or upon request. The entire bid packet is incorporated with this notice by reference and should be reviewed before submitting a bid.

1) Description of the Land: The land is offered as a single parcel only, and is described as follows (the “Land”): Being 2,199.49 + acres located in the State of New Mexico N.M.P.M., Lincoln County, New Mexico, being more particularly described as follows:

Township 01 South, Range 13 East, Section 12: S2 – 320.00 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 07: S2 & NE4 – 479.64 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 08: S2S2, N2NW4 & NW4NE4 – 280.00 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 09: W2 – 320.00 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 16: All – 640.00 acres ±;
Township 01 South, Range 14 East, Section 18: N2N2 – 159.85 acres ±;

2) Summary of Basic Provisions of the Lease: The Land is proposed to be leased pursuant to State Land Office Rule 9 (19.2.9 NMAC) for the purpose of operating a renewable energy (wind power) facility, and is subject to the terms and conditions authorized in the Lease. The term of the Lease is for fifty-five (55) years. Per Section 4.1 of the Lease, Lessee shall pay to Lessor as rent for the land and for the rights and privileges granted in the lease:

First Year’s Base Rent of two dollars ($2.00) per acre, for a total of four thousand three hundred ninety-eight dollars and ninety-eight cents ($4,398.98).

YEAR PER ACRE PAYMENT
1 $2.00
2 $2.25
3 $2.50
4 $2.75
5 $3.00

Operations Base Rent begins when the Wind Power Facility starts generating energy.  The rent for operations phase base years’ one (1) thru nine (9) will be three dollars ($3.00) per acre per year or four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity, or fifty-two thousand dollars ($52,000.00), whichever is greater. The Lease contains additional fees, including a Ground Disturbance Fee (Section 4.2.1) and a WTG (wind turbine generator) Installation Fee (Section 4.2.2).  Additional Operation Base Rent parameters, including Percent Rent, are referenced in Section 4.1.2.1 of the Lease (Exhibit 3).

Operation Phase Years: Minimum Operations Phase Rent:
Years 1-9 The greater of $52,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $3.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 10-18 The greater of $52,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $6.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 19-27 The greater of $52,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $9.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 28-36 The greater of $52,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $10.50 /acre of Leased Premises / Year
Years 37+ The greater of $52,000, $4,000/MW Installed Capacity, or $12.00 /acre of Leased Premises / Year

Decommissioning Phase Rent. Lessee shall pay Lessor one-time Decommissioning Phase Rent of three dollars ($3.00) per acre, payable upon commencement of decommissioning activities on the land as described in Section 3.2.4 of this Lease. Any Operations Phase Rent payment made for any period in which the Decommissioning Phase begins will be prorated and credited toward Decommissioning Phase Rent.

Interest on delinquent base rent or percent rent payments shall accrue from the date the payment becomes due at the rate of ten percent (10%) a month or any fraction of a month.  Lessee shall also pay a late processing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for any delinquent payment of rent, in accordance with the Lessor’s schedule of fees.

 3) Requirements and Qualification of Bidders & Required Deposits: Only qualified bidders may submit a sealed bid. In order to qualify to submit a sealed bid, prospective bidders must submit the following: a) a completed application meeting the statement of minimum qualifications- Exhibit 5, b) an application fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00); c) a transaction deposit (estimated advertising) in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); and d) the first year’s rent in the amount of four thousand three hundred ninety-eight dollars and ninety-eight cents ($4,398.98).  A bidder shall submit one-time payment for the Total Qualification Deposit in the amount of fourteen thousand eight hundred ninety eight dollars and ninety-eight cents ($14,898.98), payable to “Commissioner of Public Lands.”

4) Application and Deposit Submittal: The application, application fee and qualification deposit must be received at the New Mexico State Land Office, P.O Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 or 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, Attn: Commissioner of Public Lands, no later than 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 24, 2020.

5) Sealed Bid Auction: The auction will be in the form of a sealed bid. Only bidders who have submitted a complete application and met the qualification requirements may submit a sealed bid. The minimum bonus bid amount is sixty-five thousand dollars ($65,000.00) with additional amounts in increments of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) each. The bonus bid amount should be indicated on the Sealed Bid Form and sealed in a separate envelope. The envelope containing the Sealed Bid must be plainly marked “EW-0062 AUCTION – SEALED BID” on the outside of the envelope and must show the date and time the bid is scheduled to be opened, as set forth below. Sealed Bids may be submitted by mail, express delivery, or in person to the Commissioner of Public Lands and must be received by 3:00 p.m. (MST) on February 27, 2020.  All bids submitted will be opened at the date, time and place of the auction as set forth below.

Date:        Friday, February 28, 2020.
Time:        9:30 am (MST)
Place:       New Mexico State Land Office (Morgan Hall), 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please enter your contact information below. Once you have submitted your contact information, you will be redirected a new window with the EW-0062 Bid Packet .  For more information, please contact the Director of the Office of Renewable Energy, Jeremy Lewis at (505) 827- 5724.

EW-0062 - Bid Packet Request Form

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