Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

Learn About Innovative Tribal Energy Projects at the 2017 Program Review

October 11, 2017

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Eric Hanssen of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium presents program progress at the 2016 Office of Indian Energy Program Review.
Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL
Frannie talking at the 2015 Program Review.
James Kelly, Natural Resources Director for the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, and Frannie Hughes, Gwitchyaa Zhee Corporation Chief Operating Officer, present at the 2016 Program Review.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting its annual Program Review Nov. 13–17, 2017, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel in Denver, CO. Featuring a number of presentations and opportunities for information exchange, the event convenes Indian tribes to network, learn from other tribes that are pursuing energy development, and share in each other’s successes.

As energy sufficiency is a priority throughout Indian Country and rural Alaska, this unique forum is open to all Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and others with an interest in energy development on tribal lands.

On the Agenda

The Program Review will feature project status updates from Indian tribes across the nation who are leveraging Office of Indian Energy grant funding to deploy energy efficiency and energy generation technologies or initiate the first steps toward energy development. Highlights include presentations from these Indian tribes:

Attendees will also hear from multiple tribal entities developing an Inter-tribal Technical Assistance Energy Providers Network—a DOE-funded effort to bring together regional energy experts to provide technical assistance and informational resources to tribal members, including Alaska Native villages.

For more information on the event schedule, please see the draft agenda.

What Past Review Attendees Said

“Really enjoyed hearing about other projects, their challenges, solutions, funding sources, etc. An excellent opportunity to network and I look forward to hearing about project successes and progress next year!”

Investing in Tribal Success: DOE’s Tribal Energy Deployment Program
Watch this video to see footage and hear more comments from attendees of the 2015 Program Review.

“Very informative. A great way to get a broad picture of what the Office of Indian Energy is doing and also what tribes are doing. Fascinating to hear about all the projects.”

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate of $180 a night at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. The deadline for reservations at the group rate has been extended to Nov. 6, 2017—so make your travel plans soon.

To book your room, please visit the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel website.

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Attendees listen to project presentations at the 2016 Office of Indian Energy Program Review.
Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

Register Today

There is no registration fee, but advanced registration is required to ensure seating and availability of food. Online registration will be available through Thursday, November 2; after that date, on-site registration will be available each morning of the event.

To register for this year’s event, visit the Program Review event page.

To learn more about the format and content of the event, view presentations from past Program Review meetings.