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

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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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Free-Flowing River Revs Up Resilience of Alaska Native Village
December 10, 2020
The Native Village of Igiugig proves RivGen Hydrokinetic Power System can produce power, survive winter, and coexist with salmon.
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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe's Perseverance Pays as Solar Takes Off
July 20, 2020
DOE awards funding for second solar project after 1-megawatt system goes live.
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Old Ways Fuel Future Vision, Local Economy for Alaska Native Village
March 31, 2020
Huslia’s wood biomass system saves money, creates jobs, and keeps energy dollars in the community.
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Tribe Sees Big Payout, Bright Future in Solar Energy
March 20, 2020
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ 700-kilowatt solar system cuts costs, generates energy and optimism.
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