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March 29, 2016
Touring First Solar's 250-megawatt Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project located on the Moapa River Reservation. From left to right: Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene, Office of Indian Energy Senior Policy Advisor Doug MacCourt, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Engineer Sherry Stout, Moapa Band of Paiutes Vice Chairman Greg Anderson, and Office of Indian Energy 48 Contiguous States Program Manager Sarai Geary. Photo from Sam Scucci, First Solar
Solar Project Provides Jobs and Training for Moapa Band of Paiute Indians

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy hosted a two-day energy track and booth at the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas. After a busy few days at the conference, I had the opportunity to join Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene, Senior Policy Advisor Doug MacCourt, and Program Manager Sarai Geary on a visit to a solar project on the Moapa River Reservation.

March 16, 2016
CX-014718: Categorical Exclusion Determination

License Outgrant for the Quarry 187 Road Improvements
CX(s) Applied: B1.13
Date: 03/16/2016
Location(s): Nevada
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

March 9, 2016
DOE to Host Energy Track at RES 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering an energy track at the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) March 22–23, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The track will feature breakout sessions designed to assist tribal energy leaders and professionals in developing strategic energy solutions and making informed decisions about energy projects.

February 25, 2016
CX-100511 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin Region: An Integrated Geologic and Geophysical Approach for Establishing Geothermal Play Fairways
Award Number: DE-EE0006731
CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.2, B3.6
Geothermal Technologies Office
Date: 02/25/2016
Location(s): NV
Office(s): Golden Field Office

February 17, 2016
Examples of a modularized PRISM® hydrogen generators.
EERE Success Story—Not Everything that Happens in Vegas Stays There: Hydrogen Generators Go Commercial

DOE-funded projects from as far back as 15 years ago are now making an impact for gas generation and purification company Air Products, as the fuel cell industry takes off. Starting with a project with Air Products Hydrogen Energy Systems group, the City of Las Vegas constructed and now operates the world’s first integrated hydrogen energy station: on-site production of hydrogen to both fuel vehicles and produce electricity.  A critical element of this station was the hydrogen generator developed by Air Products, with hydrogen is produced using steam methane reforming.

December 11, 2015
RES Energy Track

​The Office of Indian Energy is hosting an Energy Track featuring breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including workforce development, energy technology, and capacity building, to help tribal energy leaders and professionals make informed decisions about energy projects.

November 12, 2015
CX-100399 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Quantifying EGS Reservoir Complexity with an Integrated Geophysical Approach and Improved Resolution Ambient Seismic Noise Interferometry
Award Number: DE- EE-0006767
CX(s) Applied: B3.1
Geothermal Technologies Office
Date: 11/12/2015
Location(s): Nevada
Office(s): Golden Field Office

November 5, 2015
CX-014734: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Line Emission from High Z Multiply Ionized Ions Influenced by Dielectric Recombination and Polarization at the University of Nevada, Reno
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
Date: 11/05/2015
Location(s): Nevada
Offices(s): NNSA-Headquarters

October 15, 2015
CX-014542: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Issuance of Easement Outgrant to Giving Life Ministries for a Parking Lot Expansion
CX(s) Applied: B4.9
Date: 10/15/2015
Location(s): Nevada
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

August 26, 2015
CX-014738: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Scientific Research Related to the Predictive Science Strategic Academic Alliances Program II (PSAAP) at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
Date: 08/26/2015
Location(s): Nevada
Offices(s): NNSA-Headquarters