Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

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Indian Energy Champion: Bernadette Cuthair
December 16, 2019
Director of Planning & Development for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe talks about her role in advancing the Tribe’s energy goals.
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DOE Announces $15 Million to Deploy Energy Infrastructure on Tribal Lands
November 13, 2019
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands.
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Indian Energy Champion: Natalie Hanson
October 30, 2019
Executive Director of Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative talks about her role in creatively addressing Alaska’s energy challenges.
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Attend the 2019 Indian Energy Program Review to Learn About DOE-Funded Projects
October 18, 2019
The Office of Indian Energy is hosting its 2019 Program Review November 18–21 at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, Colorado.
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2019 National Tribal Energy Summit Connects Tribes with Solutions Toward Energy Sovereignty
October 18, 2019
Every two years, leaders from tribal and state governments have an opportunity to exchange ideas at the National Tribal Energy Summit.
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DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development
September 27, 2019
Planned funding will help Native American and Alaska Native communities harness their vast energy resources to reduce or stabilize energy costs.
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2019 National Tribal Energy Summit to Explore Energy as a Powerful Tool for Self Determination
August 1, 2019
The Summit will bring together tribal and state governments, federal agencies, and more to build networks, exchange ideas, and explore solutions.
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DOE Announces $16 Million for 14 Tribal Energy Infrastructure Deployment Projects
July 23, 2019
This investment will help Native American and Alaska Native communities harness their vast energy resources.
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DOE-Funded Solar Project Helps Spokane Tribe Reduce Homeowners’ Monthly Energy Cost from $240 to Less Than $9
June 19, 2019
When completed this summer, the Initiative will add 650 kilowatts of solar capacity to tribal buildings and save about $2.8 million over 30 years.
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DOE Makes Up To $17 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
March 11, 2019
Funding will support tribes interested in harnessing their vast undeveloped energy resources.
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Energizing the Rez: Southwest Tribes Go Solar
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