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Tribal Energy Program

The Tribal EnergyPhoto of a turbine installed at the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Program promotes tribal energy sufficiency and fosters employment and economic development on America's tribal lands. For more information, see the Tribal Energy Program website.

The program offers financial and technical assistance to Indian tribes to help them evaluate and develop their renewable energy resources and reduce their energy consumption through efficiency and weatherization. As building knowledge and skills is essential to developing, implementing, and sustaining energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, the program also offers education and training opportunities.

See the Tribal Energy Program brochure.

Since 2002, DOE has invested $41.8 million in 175 tribal energy projects across the country. For a map of project locations and project summaries, see Projects on Tribal Lands.

For tribes interested in increasing their energy efficiency or developing their renewable energy resources, the program has developed a Guide to Tribal Energy Development.

 

Turbine installed at the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
Credit: Intertribal Council on Utility Policy Corporation