Impact of Office of Indian Energy Investments in Tribal Energy Projects, 2010–2022

  • More than 210 funded tribal energy projects
  • Over $120 million in DOE investments
  • Nearly $215 million in total project value
  • Nearly 46 megawatts of new generation installed on tribal lands
  • Collectively nearly $315 million saved in communities over the life of the systems
  • Nearly 8,800 tribal buildings affected
  • $3.38 saved for every DOE dollar invested.

Success Stories

Tribal Energy Snapshot: Hualapai Indian Tribe
September 26, 2023
Solar-Plus-Storage Equals Savings of $450,000 Per Year at Grand Canyon West.
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Tribal Energy Snapshot: Oneida Indian Nation
June 30, 2023
Learn about the Oneida Indian Nation’s Facility Energy Efficiency project that was cofunded by the Office of Indian Energy.
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Tribal Energy Snapshot: Seminole Tribe of Florida
June 12, 2023
Learn about the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s solar-plus-storage microgrid project, cofunded by the Office of Indian Energy.
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Tribal Energy Snapshot: San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation
May 15, 2023
Learn about the solar energy project helping to power two tribal buildings on the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation.
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Microgrid Boosts San Pasqual Band’s Energy Sovereignty and Security
January 9, 2023
Tribe relies on 21st century solution to combat climate threats and support resilient community services and operations.
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Solar Array Reflects Restored Tribe's Path to a Brighter Future
July 12, 2022
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria have an economic development strategy rooted in respect and reverence for the natural world. A solar project supported by the Office of Indian Energy is a stepping stone to their clean energy future.
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Tribal Microgrids Support Tenuous Lifelines During Grid Shutdowns
October 8, 2021
Blue Lake Rancheria’s Foresight and Planning Yield “Just-in-Time” Resilience Benefits as Climate Crisis Intensifies.
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Mohawk Women Cultivate Growth and Resilience Through Solar Savings
August 23, 2021
Two DOE-funded projects, Net Zero and Go Solar, are advancing the Akwesasne Housing Authority's mission-driven push toward a clean energy future for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, and women are leading the charge.
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Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Steps Up Its Solar Strategy
June 8, 2021
Solar savings seed successive projects on path to prosperity.
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New Microgrid Is a Symbol of Resilience for Bad River Band
May 10, 2021
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians complete the Ishkonige Nawadide Solar Microgrid Project.
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