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February 16, 2018
Department of Energy Makes Up To $11.5 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for $11.5 million for energy infrastructure on tribal lands.
February 12, 2018
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February 28 Webinar to Assist Tribes in Developing Community Energy Plans
The Office of Indian Energy is hosting a free webinar Wednesday, February 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
February 2, 2018
2015 Office of Indian Energy interns.
Sixteen Years of Indian Energy Interns: Where Are They Now?
The Office of Indian Energy’s college student internship program develops Native leaders in STEM and tribal energy careers.
January 24, 2018
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DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Three Regional Alaska Energy Workshops in 2018
In February and May, the Office of Indian Energy will host a series of regional energy workshops in Alaska.
January 23, 2018
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What It’s Like to Be an Indian Energy Intern: Part Two
Read Katie Hall’s reports from the field as a 2017 summer intern with the DOE Office of Indian Energy.
January 23, 2018
A group of interns and Sandia Indian Energy Program Lead at Monument Valley.
What It’s Like to Be an Indian Energy Intern: Part One
Summer 2017 intern Teri Allery shares her experience with the DOE Office of Indian Energy college internship program.
January 17, 2018
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“Life-Changing” Internship Leads to a Rewarding Career in Indian Energy
Former intern and current DOE contractor Dr. Tommy Jones shares how his experiences as an intern have led to a blossoming career in tribal energy.
January 17, 2018
Tribal Energy Internship Program
DOE’s 2018 Tribal Energy Webinar Series Begins January 31
The 2018 webinar series kicks off with "Office of Indian Energy: Advancing Future Leaders through STEM" on January 31 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.
January 11, 2018
Picuris Pueblo solar array.
Community Solar to Meet 100% of Energy Costs for New Mexico Tribe
A DOE co-funded 1-megawatt community solar array will offset the cost of the entire energy load of Picuris Pueblo.
December 6, 2017
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December 13 Webinar on Interactive Tools for Tribal Energy Assessment
A free webinar called “Economic Market Potential on Tribal Lands and Interactive Tools for Assessments" will take place Wednesday, December 13.
November 17, 2017
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November 29 Webinar on Relationships Between Tribes and Utilities
A free webinar called “Essential Tribal and Utility Relationships" will take place Wednesday, November 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
November 13, 2017
DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development
The Office of Indian Energy announced a Notice of Intent to issue a FOA entitled “Energy Infrastructure Development on Indian Lands" later this year.
October 13, 2017
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October 25 Webinar on Opportunities for Tribes to Work Together on Energy Projects
A free webinar called “Opportunities for Tribes to Work Together" will take place Wednesday, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
October 11, 2017
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Learn About Innovative Tribal Energy Projects at the 2017 Program Review
The Office of Indian Energy is hosting its Program Review Nov. 13–17 in Denver, with updates on DOE-funded tribal energy projects across the nation.
September 19, 2017
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DOE Joins AISES Pledge to Encourage Natives in STEM
DOE has joined AISES in its #PledgeNativesInSTEM campaign, an effort to raise awareness and facilitate dialogue on the importance of STEM for natives.
September 19, 2017
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September 27 Webinar to Focus on Fundamentals of Organized Energy Markets for Tribes
A free webinar called “Fundamentals of Organized Energy Markets for Tribes" will take place Wednesday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT.
September 13, 2017
Photo of a rooftop with solar panels on it.
Energy Retrofit to Cut St. Paul Island Airport Facility's Annual Costs by $200K, Double Usable Space
A DOE-cofunded retrofit of a remote Alaskan airport facility will reduce electricity use by 54% while nearly doubling the contribution of wind power.
September 12, 2017
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DOE Announces Carole Plowfield to Assume The Role of Acting Director of Indian Energy
DOE announced Carole Plowfield will assume the role of Acting Director for the Office of Indian Energy until a new Director is appointed.
August 8, 2017
Solar array on rooftop of community building in Alaska
August 30 Webinar on Powering Your Community with Tribal Energy
A free webinar called “Powering Your Community with Tribal Energy" will take place Wednesday, August 30.
July 25, 2017
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Southern Ute Indian Tribe Dedicates 1.3-MW Community Solar PV System
On July 24, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe held a dedication ceremony in honor of its newly commissioned and fully operational Oxford Solar Project.
July 12, 2017
People shoveling dirt.
July 26 Webinar to Assist Tribes in Building Effective Project Partnerships
A free webinar called “Effective Tribal Project Partnerships" will take place Wednesday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
July 11, 2017
IE director with students.
Office of Indian Energy Congratulates High School Energy Challenge Winners
Director William Bradford had the opportunity to host the winning students of the Energy Challenge for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth.
June 22, 2017
Energy Department Selects 13 Projects to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands
Projects will install energy systems on tribal buildings and on a community scale for beneficiary tribes and Alaska Native villages.
June 20, 2017
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June 28 Webinar to Assist Tribes in Identifying Viable Energy Projects
A free webinar called “What Energy Project Is Right for My Tribe?" will take place Wednesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
May 30, 2017
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Energy Department to Fund 19 Tribal Energy Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs announced funding today for 19 Indian tribes.