The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy's annual Program Review was held virtually November 15-18, 2021. This annual Program Review provided an opportunity for Native American and Alaska Native tribes and tribal entities to share their successes and best practices. Download the final agenda.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Session 1: Video

U.S. Department of Energy Lizana Pierce Welcome
Ute Mountain Tribe Bernadette Cuthair Invocation
U.S. Department of Energy Wahleah Johns; David Conrad Director Welcome
U.S. Department of Energy Lizana Pierce DOE Office of Indian Energy Overview
U.S. Department of Energy Lizana Pierce Deployment Team Introductions
U.S. Department of Energy Tweedie Doe Purpose, Agenda & Introductions
Tribes/Affiliation Presenter(s) Presentations
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians Daniel Wiggins, Jr.; Amy Simpkins; Travis Simpkins Ishkonige Nawadid – Solar Project
Akwesasne Housing Authority Elizabeth Jacobs Community-Scale AHA Go Solar Initiative and Net Zero Initiative
Aha Macav Power Service Fernando Parra Fort Mohave Indian Tribe Aha Macav Power Service Renewable Energy Project #1

Session 2: Video

Tribes/Affiliation Presenter(s) Presentations
San Xavier District of Tohono O’odham Nation Jerry Carlyle; Sandi Alvarez; Michael LaBarba San Xavier District Solar Energy Project for the Administration Building and the Education Center
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Ken Haukaas Sicangu Village Solar Project
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Robert Byrnes Solar Energy Development on the FSST Reservation
Oneida Indian Nation of New York Karen Six Oneida Indian Nation’s Facility Energy Efficiency Project

Session 3: Video

Tribes/Affiliation Presenter(s) Presentations
Igiugig Village Council Karl Hill A Resilient and Autonomous Microgrid Powered by Marine Renewable Energy for the  Village of Igiugig, Alaska
Hughes Village Council David Messier Sustainable Solar Energy for Hughes Village (Hudotl’eekkaakk’e Tribe)
NANA Regional Corporation Sonny Adams; Brian Hirsch Community-Scale Solar Energy Deployment in the Northwest Arctic
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Forest Button Stebbins and St. Michael Wind Energy Construction Project

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Session 4: Video

Tribes/Affiliation Presenter(s) Presentations
Colusa Indian Community Council Ken Ahmann Housing Energy Connection Project; Solar Canopy Expansion Project
Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Tom Allen Oglala Omaste 2020 (Oglala Sunshine) Solar Installations
Bishop Paiute Tribe Brian Adkins Bishop Paiute Tribe Residential Solar Program – Phase IV

Session 5: Video

Tribes/Affiliation   Presenter(s) Presentations
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria R.T. Browning; Tim Campbell Graton Renewable Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN)
Blackfeet Community College Melissa Weatherwax Blackfeet Community College Sustainable Energy Project
Pala Band of Mission Indians Shasta Guaughen Pala Community Microgrids Project
Pachanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Pi-Ta Pitt Improving Energy Efficiency and Self-Sufficiency on the Pechanga Indian Reservation

Session 6: Video

Tribes/Affiliation Presenter(s) Presentations
Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative, Incorporated Natalie Hanson Nuvista Kwethluk Energy Storage (NKES)
Pribilof Islands Aleut Community of St. Paul Island  Patrick Baker Aleut Community Store Deep Energy Retrofit
Unalakleet Native Corporation Paul Ivanoff; Reese Huhta; Brian Hirsch Unalakleet Microgrid Optimization for Tribal Community Resilience
Kipnuk Light Plant Tristen Carl; Dennis Meiners Kipnuk Light Plant Battery Energy Storage Project

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Session 7: Video

Tribes/Affiliation   Presenter(s) Presentations
Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians Josh Simmons Rincon Solar Microgrids Project; Rincon Government Center Microgrid Project
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians John Flores SPBMI Microgrid; San Pasqual Band Of Mission Indians Community Solar 1

Session 8: Video

Tribes/Affiliation Presenter(s) Presentations
Seminole Tribe of Florida Harvey Rambarath; Cheryl Giacobbe Seminole Rural Reservation Resiliency Initiative; Seminole Rural Reservation Resiliency - Brighton Solar
Quinault Indian Nation Dr. Kelvin Frank Taholah Relocation Integrated Energy System

Session 9: Video

Tribes/Affiliation Presenter(s) Presentations
Coeur d’Alene Tribe Tiffany Allgood Coeur d'Alene Tribe Senior  Housing Complex - Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Project
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation Deb Madison; Terry Sukut Fort Peck Tribes Wellness Center Energy Project (WCEP)
Togiak Natives Limited Jim Fowler Togiak Heat Recovery Project
Native Village of Tyonek Justin Trenton Tyonek Energy Efficiency Project

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Session 10: Video

Tribes/Affiliation  Presenter(s) Presentations
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Scott Clow Ute Mountain Ute Tribe White Mesa Solar Initiative
Northern Cheyenne Tribe Kyle Alderman White River Community Solar on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation
Spokane Indian Housing Authority Clyde Abrahamson Children of the Sun Solar Energy InitiativeSpokane Reservation Residential Solar Energy Project

Session 11: Video

Tribes/Affiliation      Presenter(s) Presentations
Hualapai Indian Tribe Kevin Davidson Building Resiliency into the Grand Canyon West Micro-Grid
Forest County Potawatomi Community Jerry Hauber New  Community Center Integrated EEMs and Solar Photovoltaic Generation System in the Forest County Potawatomi Community; Community-Scale Solar Photovoltaic for the Forest County Potawatomi Community; Developing Residential Energy Usage Baselines and Energy Efficiency Options
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Jesse Nolan Renewable Solar Energy at Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery