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RSVP by Monday for the Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Workshop July 9-11

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy (DOE Office of Indian Energy) is pleased to announce the “first of its kind” renewable energy development education and training curriculum for tribal leaders, tribal executives, and tribal staff. The curriculum is available through the National Training and Education Resource (NTER) online learning platform, and more in-depth training is being provided through in-person workshops, the first of which is being offered in July. These workshops are an excellent opportunity to build internal capacity on renewable energy development and advance the benefits of renewable energy for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations.

Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop

July 9-11, Golden, Colorado

Who Should Attend: This workshop is specifically designed for, and limited to, elected tribal leaders and tribal executives, accountants, and attorneys interested in gaining knowledge and confidence to embark on the path of developing a commercial-scale renewable energy project.

What You Will Learn:

Using course materials and case studies, technical experts from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will go over the steps necessary to develop and finance  commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands, including how to:

·         Assess project potential

·         Determine technology options

·         Refine the project

·         Implement financing and construction

·         Plan for project operation and maintenance.

See the attached agenda for more information.

Pricing and Registration:

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but participants will be responsible for their own meals and travel costs. RSVP for this training by Monday, July 1 to kara.thate@nrel.gov.

In preparation for the meeting, we ask that attendees watch the “Foundational Topics” on the National Training & Education Resource website.

If you have questions, please email indianenergy@hq.doe.gov.

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