A map of Alaska with the workshop locations.

Many communities in rural Alaska are taking steps to lower energy costs, increase resilience, and reduce reliance on imported fuel. To advance these efforts, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides on-the-ground support to equip Alaska Native Corporations and their partners with relevant resources, skills, and analytical tools to develop sustainable energy solutions.

In February and May, the Office of Indian Energy is offering a series of regional workshops designed to provide Alaska Native leaders and their staffs with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing energy projects in Alaska, including:

  • How projects can help address community energy challenges and advance energy goals
  • Effective strategies and tactics for identifying potential funding and financing opportunities, overcoming challenges, and gaining community buy-in
  • Experience-based insights and lessons learned from other Native villages.

Facilitated by technical experts from DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, each workshop will cover:

  • Regional energy issues and an overview of the state’s regional energy plan
  • Frameworks for strategic energy planning and project development
  • Project financing options in the Alaskan context
  • Energy technology and energy efficiency basics
  • Strategies for effective energy project communications and outreach.

Workshop Details and Registration

The workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

February 7–8, 2018: Unalaska, AK
Burma Road Chapel: Register here.

February 20–21, 2018: Cordova, AK
Cordova Center: Register here.

May 15–16, 2018: Kodiak, AK
Koniag Building
: Register here.

There is no cost to attend the workshops, but participants are responsible for their own lodging and travel costs. Please register at the links above to reserve your spot.

Download the workshop series flyer

Learn more about the resources available from the Office of Indian Energy to help develop sustainable energy strategies and implement viable solutions to community energy challenges in Alaska.