The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering an energy track at the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) March 22–23, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The track will feature breakout sessions designed to assist tribal energy leaders and professionals in developing strategic energy solutions and making informed decisions about energy projects.
Panelists include DOE Office of Indian Energy staff, tribal leaders, federal agency representatives, and top industry executives. Highlighted sessions include:
- Tribal Energy Business – Building Public-Private Partnerships. Industry leaders in energy and technology come together in this session to explore the essential ingredients for attracting investment and building innovation in Indian Country. With panelists from some of the nation’s most successful businesses, attendees will learn how public and private partners can drive investment and what it takes to expand access to capital to spur economic growth and promote energy sovereignty in Indian Country.
- Energy Innovation – The Future of Energy Technology. Five global megatrends will shape the future of Indian Country: population growth and migration, climate change, technological innovations, higher living standards, and economic development. These indicators will force changes to the way energy is sourced, stored, transported, and used. Attendees will hear about emerging trends in energy development as the industry rises to meet these growing challenges.
- Energy Project Foundations – Planning, Development, and Negotiation. Experienced team members for tribal energy projects discuss how they formed their project teams and selected development partners. Attendees will also hear about the basics of planning and executing tribal energy projects.
- Energy Finance – Financing Energy Development. Successful project financiers and developers discuss how various strategies for accessing capital can drive successful tribal energy development. Attendees will hear from panelists who have worked with tribes to explore financing options, access capital, and find ways to secure the funds required to implement tribal energy projects.
Each session will include time at the end for questions from audience members.
Download the energy track agenda.