You are here

November 27 Webinar to Feature Broad Array of Tribal Energy Development Resources

November 20, 2013 - 4:50pm


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration (Western) will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Resources Available for Tribal Energy Project Development, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

“There is a growing body of knowledge that DOE is has worked diligently to document and make available to Tribes who are looking to move their energy projects forward,” said DOE Office of Indian Energy Acting Director Pilar Thomas. “This is practical, experience-based knowledge that Tribes can put to use to help overcome the real-world challenges and barriers that stand between their visions for energy projects and actual steel in the ground.”

Attendees will learn about the broad array of “go-to” resources available through DOE and other federal, state, and local offices to assist Tribes in getting their energy projects online.

Speakers include:

  • Pilar Thomas, Acting Director, DOE Office of Indian Energy
  • Sandra Begay-Campbell, Tribal Energy and Indian Energy Program Lead, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Graham Parker, Project Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
  • Matt Ferguson, Principal, CohnReznick Advisory Group
  • Guy Nelson, Energy Specialist, Western

Their presentations will cover DOE’s numerous programs and resources for Tribes, including the DOE Office of Indian Energy’s Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Programs, Tribal Energy Education Programs, and Tribal Leader and Best Practices Forums, as well as resources offered by the EERE Tribal Energy Program. Attendees will also learn about the latest developments in DOE’s renewable energy education curriculum for Tribes, which is delivered via the National Training & Education Resource online learning platform.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the presenters questions during a brief Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Register to attend the webinar.