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.