The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI) advances self-reliant island and remote communities through the development of resilient energy systems. Relevant outcomes include:

  • Local resource reliance
  • Institutional, social, and economic resilience
  • Enhanced institutional capacity
  • Lower costs and increased predictability
  • Replicable approaches.


ETI Partnership Project

Communities are leveraging the ETI Partnership Project (ETIPP) to implement community-driven energy solutions that address their unique challenges, values, and goals.

Clean Energy Project Planning

Develop energy transition plans step by step, and review snapshots of island energy data.

Energy Tools and Trainings

Explore online tools and resources to visualize and inform energy transitions.

Lessons Learned in Islands

Helping Hawaii Chart a Path to 100% Renewable Electricity
As Hawaii charges toward its goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045, the Energy Transitions Initiative worked with NREL to deliver training.
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How Renewables Will Help New Orleans Keep the Lights On
The immense challenges that New Orleans faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were intensified by electric grid failures.
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Consider the Lobster and Electricity: Helping Meet the Energy Challenges of Maine's Small Islands
With the Island Institute, ETI examined how clean energy solutions could support the sustainability goals of two island communities off Maine's coast.
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