C.R.S. Section 38-30.7-104
Expiration of rights under wind energy agreements


Except as otherwise provided in a wind energy agreement or an amendment to the agreement, all rights of a wind energy developer to use real property for wind energy development or production under a wind energy agreement entered into on or after July 1, 2012, expire if no wind-powered energy generation has occurred under the agreement for a continuous period of fifteen years. The expiration of rights under this section does not modify any obligation to restore or reclaim the surface estate that is contained in the agreement or imposed by law.


At any time after a wind energy developer has determined to commence construction of wind energy generating facilities under a recorded wind energy agreement, the wind energy developer may record in the office of the county clerk and recorder where the land subject to the agreement is located an affidavit stating the date on which such construction commenced or is expected to commence. If no such affidavit is recorded, then the wind energy agreement expires in accordance with its own terms or, if no expiration date is specified, fifteen years after the recording of the wind energy agreement. The affidavit must identify the wind energy agreement with reasonable clarity, including the names of the parties, the legal description of the property subject to the agreement, and the applicable recording information of the agreement. The county clerk and recorder shall index the affidavit in both the grantor and grantee indices under the names of all parties identified in the affidavit.

Source: Section 38-30.7-104 — Expiration of rights under wind energy agreements, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-38.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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