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Explore Tribal Energy Projects and Progress at the 2018 Program Review
The annual event aims to bring together Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to celebrate tribal energy successes, network, and share information.
November 13, 2018
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November 28 Webinar to Highlight Tribal Microgrid Case Studies
This webinar will provide an overview of microgrid systems and technologies and how they can be used in tribal communities for emergency situations.
November 9, 2018
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October 31 Webinar on Distributed Energy Technology Trends and Costs
This webinar will provide tribes with a broad update on recent technological and cost trends for distributed energy.
October 24, 2018
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Former Tribal Energy Intern Follows the Wind to a Career at NREL
Former intern Nick Johnson has DOE to thank for much of his growth toward a career as a mechanical engineer at the National Renewable Energy Lab.
October 23, 2018
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Kodiak Caps Off Multi-Year DOE Alaska Regional Energy Road Show
In this photo essay, NREL’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist zooms in on Alaska’s assets and adaptability.
September 13, 2018
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September 26 Webinar on Facility- and Community-Scale Project Development
This webinar will outline options for financing and addressing other challenges related to facility- and community-scale project development.
September 12, 2018
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The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Trap the Sun to Offset Energy Costs
The Tribe turned a strip of its land in Oregon into nearly $12,000 in annual energy cost savings.
August 27, 2018
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Department of Energy to Fund 15 Tribal Energy Infrastructure Deployment Projects
Projects will help Native American and Alaska Native communities harness their vast undeveloped energy resources to reduce or stabilize energy costs.
August 15, 2018
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August 29 Webinar on Utility-Scale Energy Development for Tribes
Attendees will hear about common challenges faced by tribes for utility-scale energy development, and ideas for how to approach these challenges.
August 9, 2018
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Desire to Give Back Drives Native Student Interns
Giving back to their communities is a common motivator for the Native students who serve as summer interns with the Office of Indian Energy.
July 23, 2018
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Energizing the Rez: Southwest Tribes Go Solar
Watch our video highlighting two tribal solar projects in the Southwest.