Below are resources for Tribes on strategic energy planning.
Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Community Energy Planning
This brochure highlights a strategic energy planning process for Tribes that is being put into practice through the DOE Office of Indian Energy's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Program. It includes examples of how Tribes have benefited from strategic energy planning, and provides information on a nine-step process, which Tribes can learn more about by watching an educational course available at www.nterlearning.org (search "Indian Energy"). Source: DOE Office of Indian Energy
Distributed Renewable Energy Finance and Policy Toolkit
Renewable energy project financing options for state energy offices, municipal governments, and other agencies. Covers the role of public benefit funds and the leading public financing mechanisms including: rebates, performance-based incentives, grants, loan programs, renewable portfolio standards, renewable energy credit sales, feed-in tariffs, and tax incentives. Source: Clean Energy States Alliance.
Energy Planning: A Guide for Northwest Indian Tribes
Information and resources to help Tribes select, implement, and finance projects that conserve energy, generate renewable energy, construct and retrofit energy-efficient buildings, and other energy-related community projects. Source: Northwest SEED.
Mescalero Apache Tribal Strategic Energy Plan
Example of a tribal community strategic energy plan developed by the Mescalero Apache. Source: Kabotie Consulting.