Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

July 26 Webinar to Assist Tribes in Building Effective Project Partnerships

July 12, 2017

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A free webinar called “Effective Tribal Project Partnerships" will take place Wednesday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time. This webinar is part of the 2017 Expanding Tribal Energy Development Through Partnerships webinar series sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA).

Many tribes have entered into successful partnerships with universities, state and federal agencies, cities and counties, energy companies, electric utilities, and energy developers, with the ultimate goal of developing energy projects as a means toward self-sufficiency and self-determination, and to strengthen economic development opportunities on Indian lands. Partnership activities have run the gamut from oil and natural gas development to renewable energy development, resource assessments, tribal utility formation, or other energy development organizations.

In this webinar, attendees will hear about successful tribal project partnerships and learn how these successes can be replicated. Tribal nations and energy industry professionals interested in expanding their energy resource options and increasing economic development on Indian lands are encouraged to attend.

The webinar will begin with introductions from Randy Manion of WAPA and Lizana Pierce of the Office of Indian Energy. John Clancy of the law firm Godfrey & Kahn S.C. will present on business structure options and how they affect project financing and development, followed by tribal partnership case studies from the Blue Lake Rancheria and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians.

There is no cost to attend the webinar, but advance registration is required. Register for the webinar.

If you've missed any of the webinars in our monthly series, you can listen to and download presentations from past webinars on our website.