The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages with information on energy efficiency, energy technologies, and project development through webinars and an online curriculum.

Register for upcoming webinars below or access past webinars. All webinars are offered at no cost and scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time on the first Wednesday of each month.

2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Empowering Native Communities and Sustaining Future Generations

The energy landscape is changing. This webinar series will look at how tribes can position themselves to participate in the energy transition to the benefit of their communities and future generations.

In addition to tribal energy case studies, each webinar of the 2022 series will share information, tools, resources, and potential funding opportunities. Please join us to learn about the impacts of the changing climate on energy infrastructure, explore ways tribal communities can determine their energy futures, and hear from tribes who are leading the way.

Date Webinar Title and Description
April 13

Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs—How Can We Help?

The Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (Office of Indian Energy) is growing and evolving. This webinar will introduce (or reintroduce) the Office and its leadership and share information on offerings, opportunities, and resources available through the Office, including a demonstration of the wealth of informational resources on our website.

May 4

Understanding Your Electric Grid and Why You Need To

Where does your electricity come from and how does the electricity grid operate to provide you with electricity? It is important to be able to answer these types of questions before you make energy policy, project, or investment decisions. This webinar will provide a general understanding of how the electric grid operates and an overview of common policies that impact tribes and their energy decisions.

June 1

Energy Infrastructure and Climate Resilience

The changing climate brings new and more extreme weather-related events and increased risks to energy infrastructure. The frequency and severity of extreme weather events, including wildfires, flooding, sea level rise, landslides, high winds, and temperature extremes, are increasing. Thoughtful and deliberate energy infrastructure changes can help reduce the severity of these climate change impacts and improve the resilience of tribal energy systems and infrastructure in the face of these growing threats. This webinar will discuss opportunities for tribes to proactively change their energy infrastructure to reduce climate-related risks and impacts.

July 13

Organizing for the Transition to a Cleaner and More Sustainable Energy Future

The realities of climate change and the goals of the Biden Administration provide significant support for tribes who choose to lead the transition to a more sustainable energy future. The opportunities are growing and accelerating; how can tribes position themselves to take advantage of and benefit from those opportunities? This webinar will provide some ideas.

August 3

Technologies of the Energy Transition

A whole host of technologies will be utilized in the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. This webinar will provide overviews and updates on some of these technologies, including renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, and transportation.

September 7

Funding Your Energy Future

Transitioning to a cleaner more sustainable energy future will require significant capital investment. This webinar will share some of the opportunities that are available to tribes to fund their investments.

October 19

Developing the Workforce for the Energy Future

As we transition to a new energy future, energy systems and technologies will change. These changes will require workers with different skills and knowledge. Tribes can take advantage of this transition by developing a tribal workforce with the skills necessary for these new jobs. This webinar will share some of the programs and funding opportunities available to support applicable workforce development.

December 7

Tribes Leading the Way to a More Sustainable Energy Future

Tribes have been working toward a more sustainable future for many years. This webinar will highlight projects across Indian Country and rural Alaska that demonstrate successful steps toward a cleaner energy future.