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Project Development and Finance

Below are general resources for Tribes on energy project development and finance. Find additional resources on project development and finance.

Overall Resources

Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Community Energy Planning
Highlights a strategic energy planning process for Tribes, including examples of how the process has helped Tribes advance their clean energy projects. Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy

Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Project Development Fundamentals
Provides an overview of the five-step tribal renewable energy project development and financing process developed by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and includes examples from Tribes that have used the process to help move their clean energy projects forward. Source: DOE Office of Indian Energy

Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Evaluating Project Potential and Options
Provides an overview of "Step 1: Project Potential" and "Step 2: Project Options" in the five-step energy project development process and highlights how completing these steps helped the Pueblo of Zuni and the Passamaquoddy Tribes of Indian Township and Pleasant Point advance their renewable energy projects. Source: DOE Office of Indian Energy

Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Selecting the Technology and Refining the Project
Provides an overview of "Project Refinement," Step 3 in the five-step energy project development process, and highlights how completing this step helped the Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and the Organized Village of Kake advanced their renewable energy projects. Source: DOE Office of Indian Energy

Project Development and Finance Course Curriculum Terminology Guide
This document provides definitions for terminology and acronyms used in the professional course training curriculum developed for Tribes by the DOE Office of Indian Energy, available on the Renewable Energy Curriculum Web page. Source: DOE Office of Indian Energy.