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Register Online by Monday for 2017 National Tribal Energy Summit


April 6, 2017

Upcoming Event

Register Online by Monday for National Tribal Energy Summit May 1–3

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), will host the 2017 National Tribal Energy Summit: Tribal Energy Sovereignty—Strengthening Strategic Partnerships May 1–3 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.

The Summit will bring tribal leaders together with senior administration officials and federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia to exchange ideas and explore new and cost-effective solutions to our combined energy development and infrastructure challenges. With its focus on Tribal Energy Sovereignty and Strengthening Strategic Partnerships, the National Summit supports ongoing tribal efforts to enhance energy security, increase community resiliency, and cultivate a sustainable energy future. Highlights include:

  • Reception on May 2 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 
  • Lightning-round matchmaking sessions with investors, lenders, developers, and other experts 
  • Organized roundtables, including special energy finance and fossil energy sessions 
  • Expanded trade and industry exhibits. 

Now is the time to build partnerships to better serve our country's economy—and future. To learn more about the Summit and register, visit the National Tribal Energy Summit web page. Online registration will be available through Monday, April 10. On-site registration will be available on May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott at the rate of $299 plus applicable taxes and fees. To receive the discounted room rate, call 202-393-2000 (be sure to mention the National Tribal Energy Summit) or make a reservation online by Monday, April 10. After that date, the negotiated room rate cannot be guaranteed.

More Events

View the DOE Office of Indian Energy events calendar for information on additional trainings and events that may be of interest to tribes.


Efficiency Upgrades Help Coeur d'Alene Tribe Save Energy and Costs at its Benewah Market

 Photo of men in a grocery store.

On February 28, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the successful retrofit of its Benewah Market in Plummer, Idaho. The tribally owned and operated grocery store received 15 energy efficiency upgrades, including replacing outdated compressors, evaporators, and refrigeration units with new, more efficient equipment. The project was cofunded by a DOE Office of Indian Energy Deployment Program grant competitively awarded to the Tribe in 2014.

Learn more about the project on our blog.





Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20585

For more information on the Office of Indian Energy, visit our website and see our brochure.


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