Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy is collaborating with the University of Alaska Fairbanks ACEP (Alaska Center for Energy and Power) to support in-depth technical and economic analysis of wind-diesel energy systems in rural Alaska. The resulting report will evaluate the costs and benefits of installing hybrid power systems in Alaska Native villages to alleviate high energy costs by reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels.
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help Tribal communities across the country build a sustainable energy future, the Energy Department announced the second round of the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Program.
In response to popular demand, the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will continue their joint sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series in 2013. The DOE Office of Indian Energy will kick off this year’s schedule on January 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time with a webinar entitled Strategic Technical Response Team (START) and Online Education Program Update.
As Alaska Native villages prepared for winter and the intensified energy challenges the season will bring, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy (DOE-IE) and DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program co-hosted a workshop focused on solutions to those challenges.
This fall the Office of Indian Energy has provided various Tribes and Alaska Native Villages with unbiased on-site technical support on potential energy projects, as well as hands-on assistance implementing solutions to a wide range of energy and environmental challenges.
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) is honored to be a Gold sponsor of the 2012 Renewable Energy Technology Conference (RETECH) October 16–19, 2012, in Washington, D.C. RETECH is THE renewable energy industry's meeting place for more than 3,000 government, utility, finance, and technology professionals in 60 countries and is the only event dedicated to delivering coverage on every discipline of renewable energy technology.
Two Department of Energy-supported programs are helping the Crow Tribe in Montana produce energy with minimal environmental impact, educate future generations and prepare its community for future jobs in energy fields.
Treasury and the IRS published new guidance today allocating Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBs) for Tribes that have projects that are in the final stages of going to the market to receive financing.