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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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DOE Co-Funded PV Project Brings Fuel Cost Savings to Three Alaska Native Villages—Starting With Buckland
February 25, 2019
The roughly $2-million project involves installing over 400 kilowatts of photovoltaic arrays in these villages.
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Can Solar Work in Alaska? Hughes Village Says Yes.
February 6, 2019
The Native Village of Hughes just installed the bones of a 120-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system that will cut diesel use and costs.
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Indian Energy Undergrad Internship Program Now Accepting Applications: Apply by March 1
February 5, 2019
Interns will gain first-hand experience with existing tribal energy projects and exposure to issues concerning tribal energy technology use.
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DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development
December 12, 2018
The funding opportunity announcement entitled “Energy Infrastructure Development on Indian Lands - 2019” will be issued early next year.
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Explore Tribal Energy Projects and Progress at the 2018 Program Review
November 13, 2018
The annual event aims to bring together Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to celebrate tribal energy successes, network, and share information.
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November 28 Webinar to Highlight Tribal Microgrid Case Studies
November 9, 2018
This webinar will provide an overview of microgrid systems and technologies and how they can be used in tribal communities for emergency situations.
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