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January 14, 2016
DOE’s 2016 Tribal Energy and Economic Development Webinar Series Kicks Off Jan. 27

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration, is continuing its sponsorship of DOE’s monthly tribal webinar series in 2016.

January 14, 2016
A residential solar hybrid unit. Photo from NTUA
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Moves Forward with First Utility-Scale Solar Plant

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) is preparing to break ground on its first utility-scale solar plant, a 27.5-megawatt (MW) project on 300 acres in a Navajo community south of Monument Valley, Arizona.

January 11, 2016
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Solar Project Achieves Milestone

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has achieved a major milestone toward developing a roughly 1-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will generate energy equivalent to a 15% offset of the total energy usage at about 10 tribally owned buildings on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado.

January 5, 2016
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Seeks Intern to Support Tribal Work

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for a year-round student internship supporting the laboratory’s work to foster clean energy development on tribal lands.

December 29, 2015
The Osage Nation’s new state-of-the-art Welcome Center is elegant, inviting, and highly energy efficient.
New Osage Nation Facilities Deliver High Energy Performance, Comfort, and Cost Savings

The Osage Nation (OK) celebrated the opening of two state-of-the-art tribal government buildings designed with energy efficiency, comfort, and cost savings in mind. The buildings incorporate daylighting, geothermal heat pumps, fans, and other environmentally friendly design features that optimize the use of natural light, moderate heating and cooling, and reduce electricity consumption and costs.

December 8, 2015
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for Inter-Tribal Providers Network

On Dec. 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs announced a notice of intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement in February 2016 for inter-tribal organizations to help provide tribal communities with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement successful strategic energy solutions.

November 25, 2015
DOE to Host Energy Track at 2015 BIA Providers Conference

The DOE Office of Indian Energy is offering an energy track at the 25th Annual BIA Tribal Providers Conference Dec. 2-3, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. The track will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics to help tribal energy leaders and professionals make informed decisions about energy projects.

November 9, 2015
Nov. 18 Tribal Energy Webinar to Focus on EPA Clean Power Plan

The final webinar of the 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy and the Western Area Power Administration will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

November 5, 2015
Energy Department to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist Indian Tribes to Develop Energy Resources

The Department of Energy announced that it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of the Interior to assist Indian Tribes throughout the United States to develop their energy resources.

November 3, 2015
Five Native Colleges Receive Grants to Advance Tribal Careers in STEM

On Oct. 29 during his keynote speech at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2015 Diversity in STEM Conference, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a new program to help ‎tribal‬ colleges prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and specifically in advanced manufacturing.