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Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop

February 9, 2016 8:00AM PST to February 11, 2016 5:00PM PST

Rancho Mirage, California

Agua Caliente Resort and Casino
32-250 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

The DOE Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is offering an interactive workshop at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Rancho Mirage, California, that that will walk participants through the process for developing community-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

American Indian land contains an estimated 5% of all renewable energy generation potential in the United States. To help tribes tap into these resources, the DOE Office of Indian Energy has developed an educational training program that provides information on how to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

The workshop offers a unique opportunity for participants to learn from renewable energy project experts, get hands-on experience using technology resource assessment tools, explore project case studies, and hear from other tribes about lessons learned.

Workshop participants will learn about the five steps necessary to develop and finance renewable energy projects on tribal lands, including how to:

  • Assess project potential
  • Determine technology options
  • Select the appropriate business structure for their tribe's energy projects
  • Understand the various financing options
  • Issue and evaluate requests for proposals
  • Plan for project operation and maintenance.

Download the agenda for more information.

Hotel Rooms

A block of rooms is available to workshop participants at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino at a discounted rate of $119.99 per night. Please call 1-800-854-1279 to reserve a room. The deadline for the government rate discount ends Jan. 18, 2016, at 5 p.m.  

How to Register

The workshop is limited to elected tribal leaders, tribal executives, and tribal staff. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, dinner, and travel costs. 

Register now to secure your spot by emailing or calling 303-275-3005.