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Oct. 29 Webinar to Spotlight DOE Energy Programs for Tribes and First Tribally Owned Hydroelectric Facility

October 21, 2014 - 5:39pm


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration (Western) will present the final webinar in the 2014 Tribal Renewable Energy Series, Putting It All Together, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

The webinar, which will build on previous webinars offered as part of the series, will focus on the various programs available from DOE’s Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and State Energy Program to help Tribes tap into their abundant renewable energy resources. Webinar attendees will also hear about Montana’s Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ recent acquisition of the Kerr Dam, making them the first Tribes in the nation to own a major hydroelectric facility.

Speakers will include Sarai Geary of the DOE Office of Indian Energy, Amy Hollander from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Brian Lipscomb, member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Randy Manion of Western, and Lizana Pierce of the Tribal Energy Program.

"This long road to reacquire our own resources for long-term sustenance of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has allowed us to build capacity and understanding of the electric generation industry and markets essential to success,” said Lipscomb. “We hope sharing our experiences can assist other Tribes in their efforts to manage their own resources.”

Attendees will also be encouraged to provide feedback on possible topics for the 2015 Tribal Energy Renewable Energy Webinar Series.

Sponsored by the DOE Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration, the webinar is offered free of charge, but advance registration is required.

Register for the webinar.