2016 Tribal Energy and Economic Development November Webinar: Energy and Economic Success Studies
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, hosted a free webinar entitled "Energy and Economic Success Studies" on Wednesday, November 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Attendees will learn how DOE grant recipients that have co-funded successful tribal energy projects have assessed the feasibility of energy efficiency projects and renewable energy installations, built the institutional capacity to manage their energy needs, and ultimately demonstrated the viability of clean energy on tribal lands.
- David Conrad, Deputy Director of the Office of Indian Energy, will provide introductions.
- Travis Lowder, Renewable Energy Analyst at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will give an overview of tools, resources, and information available to tribes, as well as the five-step project development process.
- Joe Bresette, Grant Developer for the Tonto Apache Tribe, will present a case study on how his Tribe saved 40% to 50% in energy costs through community solar rooftop projects.
- Dave Pelunis-Messier, Rural Energy Coordinator for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, will present case studies of various successful tribal energy projects in rural Alaska.