The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), hosted a free webinar titled “Facility- and Community-Scale Project Development” on September 26. This webinar will outline options for financing and addressing other challenges related to facility- and community-scale project development. Attendees will learn about available financing mechanisms that can allow tribes to develop projects with limited to no upfront capital costs, such as community solar models.
- A tribal case study on Seneca Energy’s wind, solar, and natural gas projects, by Anthony Giacobbe of the Seneca Nation of Indians
- Developing solar photovoltaic projects using the Community Solar Model, by Lucas Kappel of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation
- Demonstration of the new Tribal Energy Atlas, by Anelia Milbrandt of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.