The Tribal Strategic Energy Plan and Planning Handbook, published by the DOE Office of Indian Energy, is a tool for Tribes to use to help achieve energy goals in both the near- and long-term. This Handbook intends to help tribal leaders and community members define their unique energy goals and priorities through stakeholder input, dialog, and consensus-building. The Handbook:

  • Provides a step-by-step process that Tribes may wish to use as a roadmap for discussion and decisions related to strategic energy planning and energy project prioritization
  • Includes blank text boxes for communities to input their own information and outcomes from energy planning discussions.

The inclusiveness of this planning process intends to cultivate broad community buy-in, promoting the likelihood that the energy goals and priorities established last over time and can stand alone or be incorporated into part of a Tribe's economic development plan, sustainability plan, climate action plan, or master plan.