DOE Office of Indian Energy to Sponsor Energy Forum at RES 2014
Monday, March 17, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The DOE Office of Indian Energy is sponsoring an energy forum during the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of DOE's Silver-Level sponsorship of RES 2014, the forum will take place on March 17, 2014, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and will feature the following roundtable sessions:
Roundtable Session One: Tribes and Utilities—This roundtable will focus on the complex relationship Tribes have with local incumbent utilities, including how Tribes and utilities have come to cooperate as good neighbors and what can be done to create future opportunities.
Roundtable Session Two: Energy Project Success in Indian Country—This roundtable discussion will focus on recent successful tribal and nontribal energy projects.
Roundtable Session Three: Game Changers: Energy Investment Strategies and New IRS Rulings—This roundtable will focus on three topics: 1) Renewable energy as an investment from electric vehicles to solar farms, 2) the recent IRS ruling on the Investment Tax Credit and what it means for Tribes, and 3) solar distributed generation and net metering in Indian Country.
Roundtable Session Four: Indian Country and Energy: Now and Looking to the Future—This roundtable discussion will focus on the current state of Indian Country’s energy opportunity in terms of both resource development and project development.
View the agenda for more details. The cost to attend this forum is included with conference registration. The National RES 2014 conference will take place March 17-20, 2014. Register for RES 2014, and be sure to visit DOE at booth 2015 while you're there!
EPA to Host Two Webinars on Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Tribal Competition RFP
In fiscal year (FY) 2014, the National Clean Diesel Campaign will issue a standalone Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal Competition Request for Proposals (RFP) for a total of up to $1 million. Prior to issuing the RFP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a webinar to discuss this new tribal grant competition and proposed changes to the RFP.This webinar/teleconference will:
Detail the historical DERA Tribal Competition application process
Offer grant tips
Address grant and general DERA competition questions
Seek feedback on how this RFP can help Tribes reduce diesel emissions that impact tribal communities.
The FY 2014 DERA Tribal Competition RFP is tentatively scheduled to open around April 8, 2014. There will be a second Tribal Competition webinar/teleconference after the RFP opens. Please see below for details on both webinars.
DOE Tribal Energy Program to Host Annual Program Review
March 24-27, Golden, Colorado
The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is hosting its annual Tribal Energy Program Review March 24-27 in Golden, Colorado. This is a unique forum that provides an excellent overview of the wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under way in Indian Country.
The review will include an overview of the Tribal Energy Program and a series of presentations by Tribes exploring or deploying weatherization, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies across the nation. Attendees will also learn about the Tribal Energy Program's internship program and hear directly from young and inspiring Native American college students about their experiences and summer projects. View an overview of the agenda or the full agenda for details. For more information and to register, visit the Tribal Energy Program website.
There is no cost to attend the Tribal Energy Program Review, but advance registration is requested. Register now.
Tribal Energy Webinar: Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Framework
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11 a.m. Mountain time
Sponsored by the DOE Office of Indian Energy, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will provide an overview of the step-by-step tribal energy project development process.
DOE Office of Indian Energy Deputy Director Pilar Thomas will present the five key steps of the project development framework that lead up to a successful project: 1) Understanding Project Savings and Production Potential, 2) Project Options, 3) Project Refinement, 4) Project Implementation, and 5) Project Operations and Maintenance. Each of the five steps will be covered in more detail in the remaining webinars in the 2014 series. There is no cost to attend the webinar, but advance registration is required.
Tribal Energy Webinar: Identifying Project Potential and Options
Wednesday, April 23, 11 a.m. Mountain time
Sponsored by the DOE Office of Indian Energy, the Tribal Energy Program, and Western, this webinar will focus on the first two steps of the tribal energy project development process introduced in the April 2 webinar (see above).
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Analyst Travis Lowder will present the various components of identifying energy project potential and options, including market considerations, initial site considerations, project savings or rate-of-return estimates, production potential, final site selection, tribal options, finance, partnerships, and participation processes. Attendees will also become familiar with data gathering and analysis procedures such as tribal facility electric cost data, regulations, and interconnection requirements; paths to market for project power; and renewable sales, risks, and utility rules. By following the steps outlined in the webinar, Tribes can determine the range of potential project choices and options available to help them make the best decision that fits into their short- and long-term energy plans. There is no cost to attend the webinar, but advance registration is required.
Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop to Be Held April 29-30 in Anchorage
Presented by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy and the Tribal Energy Program, this workshop is designed to help Alaska Native villages and corporations understand the range of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that exist in their remote communities. Part of an overall effort to further support and encourage accelerated clean energy resource development in Alaska Native villages, the workshop will cover topics such as:
• Strategic energy planning
• Clean energy project development and financing
• Technology updates
• Energy efficiency
• Workforce development
There is no cost to attend the workshop, but participants will be responsible for their own lodging, meals, and travel costs. Advance registration is requested. Register now.
The venue and workshop agenda will be posted on our website in the coming weeks. Visit the REAP website for lodging recommendations. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim
Registration is now open for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, taking place May 19-22 in Anaheim, California. Visit the Grand Challenge Summit website today to access registration rates and instructions, the event program, useful resources, land travel and venue information.
This year’s summit will feature a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with more than 800 thought leaders and members of the U.S. solar community. Registration includes full access to a four-day agenda packed with opportunities to shape the future of the U.S. solar industry.