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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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October 31 Webinar on Distributed Energy Technology Trends and Costs
October 24, 2018
This webinar will provide tribes with a broad update on recent technological and cost trends for distributed energy.
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Former Tribal Energy Intern Follows the Wind to a Career at NREL
October 23, 2018
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.
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Kodiak Caps Off Multi-Year DOE Alaska Regional Energy Road Show
September 13, 2018
In this photo essay, NREL’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist zooms in on Alaska’s assets and adaptability.
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September 26 Webinar on Facility- and Community-Scale Project Development
September 12, 2018
This webinar will outline options for financing and addressing other challenges related to facility- and community-scale project development.
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The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Trap the Sun to Offset Energy Costs
August 27, 2018
The Tribe turned a strip of its land in Oregon into nearly $12,000 in annual energy cost savings.
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Department of Energy to Fund 15 Tribal Energy Infrastructure Deployment Projects
August 15, 2018
Projects will help Native American and Alaska Native communities harness their vast undeveloped energy resources to reduce or stabilize energy costs.
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August 29 Webinar on Utility-Scale Energy Development for Tribes
August 9, 2018
Attendees will hear about common challenges faced by tribes for utility-scale energy development, and ideas for how to approach these challenges.
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Desire to Give Back Drives Native Student Interns
July 23, 2018
Giving back to their communities is a common motivator for the Native students who serve as summer interns with the Office of Indian Energy.
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