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June 14, 2018
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June 27 Webinar on Evaluating Tribal Utility Authority Opportunities
Attendees will learn about the benefits and challenges of forming a tribal utility authority.
May 18, 2018
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May 30 Webinar on Understanding the Power Grid and Organized Markets
Attendees will learn about ongoing changes with the Southwest Power Pool and California Independent System Operator.
April 16, 2018
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April 25 Webinar to Share Best Practices in Tribal Energy Business Models
DOE, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration, is hosting a free webinar Wednesday, April 25, 2018, on tribal business models.
March 15, 2018
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March 28 Webinar to Highlight Energy Opportunities in Tribal Housing
DOE and WAPA are hosting a free webinar titled “Energy Opportunities in Tribal Housing” on Wednesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
February 16, 2018
Department of Energy Makes Up To $11.5 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for $11.5 million for energy infrastructure on tribal lands.
February 12, 2018
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February 28 Webinar to Assist Tribes in Developing Community Energy Plans
The Office of Indian Energy is hosting a free webinar Wednesday, February 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
January 24, 2018
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DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Three Regional Alaska Energy Workshops in 2018
In February and May, the Office of Indian Energy will host a series of regional energy workshops in Alaska.
January 17, 2018
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“Life-Changing” Internship Leads to a Rewarding Career in Indian Energy
Former intern and current DOE contractor Dr. Tommy Jones shares how his experiences as an intern have led to a blossoming career in tribal energy.
January 17, 2018
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DOE’s 2018 Tribal Energy Webinar Series Begins January 31
The 2018 webinar series kicks off with "Office of Indian Energy: Advancing Future Leaders through STEM" on January 31 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.
December 6, 2017
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December 13 Webinar on Interactive Tools for Tribal Energy Assessment
A free webinar called “Economic Market Potential on Tribal Lands and Interactive Tools for Assessments" will take place Wednesday, December 13.
November 17, 2017
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November 29 Webinar on Relationships Between Tribes and Utilities
A free webinar called “Essential Tribal and Utility Relationships" will take place Wednesday, November 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
November 13, 2017
DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development
The Office of Indian Energy announced a Notice of Intent to issue a FOA entitled “Energy Infrastructure Development on Indian Lands" later this year.
October 13, 2017
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October 25 Webinar on Opportunities for Tribes to Work Together on Energy Projects
A free webinar called “Opportunities for Tribes to Work Together" will take place Wednesday, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
October 11, 2017
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Learn About Innovative Tribal Energy Projects at the 2017 Program Review
The Office of Indian Energy is hosting its Program Review Nov. 13–17 in Denver, with updates on DOE-funded tribal energy projects across the nation.
September 19, 2017
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September 27 Webinar to Focus on Fundamentals of Organized Energy Markets for Tribes
A free webinar called “Fundamentals of Organized Energy Markets for Tribes" will take place Wednesday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT.
September 12, 2017
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DOE Announces Carole Plowfield to Assume The Role of Acting Director of Indian Energy
DOE announced Carole Plowfield will assume the role of Acting Director for the Office of Indian Energy until a new Director is appointed.
August 8, 2017
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August 30 Webinar on Powering Your Community with Tribal Energy
A free webinar called “Powering Your Community with Tribal Energy" will take place Wednesday, August 30.
July 12, 2017
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July 26 Webinar to Assist Tribes in Building Effective Project Partnerships
A free webinar called “Effective Tribal Project Partnerships" will take place Wednesday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
June 22, 2017
Energy Department Selects 13 Projects to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands
Projects will install energy systems on tribal buildings and on a community scale for beneficiary tribes and Alaska Native villages.
June 20, 2017
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June 28 Webinar to Assist Tribes in Identifying Viable Energy Projects
A free webinar called “What Energy Project Is Right for My Tribe?" will take place Wednesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
May 30, 2017
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Energy Department to Fund 19 Tribal Energy Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs announced funding today for 19 Indian tribes.
May 23, 2017
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2017 National Tribal Energy Summit Explores Energy Sovereignty, Strengthening Strategic Partnerships

Representatives from tribal and state governments, federal agencies, private industry, utilities, and academia came together to exchange ideas and...

May 16, 2017
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May 31 Webinar to Share Strategies for Making Wise Energy Investments
A free webinar called “Spending Energy Dollars Wisely" will take place Wednesday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
April 18, 2017
April 26 Webinar to Offer Tips for Pitching Successful Tribal Energy Projects
A free webinar called “Pitching Your Projects" will take place April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time. This webinar is part of the 2017 Ex...
March 17, 2017
March Tribal Webinar Examines Interplay of Policy and Partnerships
Partnerships are essential to the successful development and deployment of tribal energy projects and are a key strategic focus of the Office.