The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) works alongside remote, island, and islanded communities seeking to transform their energy systems and shore up their vulnerabilities. This partnership project leverages the experience and expertise of a broad coalition of local stakeholders, federal offices, national laboratories, and community-based organizations.

ETIPP is supported by the DOE Energy Transitions Initiative, DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE Water Power Technologies Office, and DOE Office of Electricity

National lab partners include:

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories. 

Competitively selected community-based partner organizations include:

  • Alaska Center for Energy and Power
  • Coastal Studies Institute
  • Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  • Island Institute
  • Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP). 

Selected Communities

These competitively selected communities represent the first cohort to participate in ETIPP, with an anticipated 12- to 18-month project per community. For more information about how communities can apply to participate in this multi-year collaborative effort, contact

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Eleven communities are charting their path to a more resilient energy future through DOE ETIPP.

Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association satellite image

Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association

Eastport, Maine, Satellite Image

Eastport, Maine

Islesboro, Maine, Satellite Image

Islesboro, Maine

Nags Head, North Carolina, Satellite Image

Nags Head, North Carolina

Ouzinkie, Alaska, Satellite Image

Ouzinkie, Alaska

Wainwright, Alaska, Satellite Image

Wainwright, Alaska

Dillingham, Alaska, Satellite Image

Dillingham, Alaska

Honolulu, Hawaii, Satellite Image

Honolulu, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii, Satellite Image

Kauai, Hawaii

Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Satellite Image

Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Sitka, Alaska, Satellite Image

Sitka, Alaska

Learn More 

To learn more about how the Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI) advances the development of resilient energy systems in remote and islanded communities, visit the ETI homepage.