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.
Island and remote communities have unique physical features that impact energy systems. For many of these communities, access to resilient, affordable, sustainable, and clean energy resources is a priority.
ETI has worked for decades supporting community-led energy transitions through partnerships and collaborative approaches. ETI offers technical assistance, planning resources, tools and trainings to help communities achieve energy goals related to:
- Local resource reliance
- Institutional, social, and economic resilience
- Enhanced institutional capacity
- Lower energy costs.
The ETI Partnership Project (ETIPP) connects communities with energy experts to advance the development of resilient energy systems. ETIPP's partner network—which includes DOE offices, national laboratories, and regional organizations—provides technical expertise and planning and capacity support for community-driven solutions that address the unique energy resilience needs of island and remote communities.
Energy Transition Planning Resources
For communities preparing for—or already involved in—an energy transition project, ETI planning resources can help guide the journey.
Energy Tools and Trainings
Take the next step in your energy transition with ETI trainings and tools to visualize and inform energy system planning and decision making.
View additional ETI resources and publications that support island and remote communities in their energy transitions.
Lessons Learned in Islands
Read how ETI applies its proven framework and partnered with communities to mitigate energy disruptions and achieve clean energy transition goals.