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Renewable Energy Project Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives Webinar

October 30, 2013 3:00PM MDT


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration are pleased to continue their sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series.

Attend this webinar to hear how Tribes have successfully implemented renewable energy projects using innovative programs and practices, and how those can be applied to your project. You’ll get perspectives from both Tribes and the developer from two speakers:

  • David Nahai of David Nahai Consulting Services will talk about his experiences working with Native American Tribes on developing energy projects, including the 350-megawatt Moapa Solar Project, that will help power more than 100,000 homes and generate 400 jobs at peak construction.
  • Rod Phillip of Puvurnaq Power Company will discuss the $3.7 million, 450-kilowatt high-penetration wind system serving the Alaska community of Kongiganak, which uses smart-grid technology and residential electric thermal storage to reduce the community’s dependence on diesel-powered generators.

The discussions will cover a broad range of issues and topics related to renewable energy project development, including tribal community engagement, tribal energy goals, project business plans, site and feasibility studies, project organization and management, financing, risk management, environmental studies, and permitting.

The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Why You Should Attend
Find ways to promote tribal energy sufficiency and foster economic development and employment on tribal lands using renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Who Should Attend
Tribal leaders and staff who are interested in developing commercial-scale projects, responding to utility offered requests for proposals, and/or are interested in learning more about the competitive power market.

How to Register
There is no charge to participate, but registration is required.