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Western Area Power Administration's Renewable Resources program encourages the voluntary use of renewable resources by WAPA's wholesale customers. WAPA offers federal customers two renewable resource products and facilitates customer access to renewable energy developers. The goal of the program is to identify customers who desire renewable resources in their generation mix and provide the technical and marketing assistance required for them to fully evaluate the option.

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Learn about unique aspects of energy development on tribal lands
DOE-Funded Solar Project Helps Spokane Tribe Reduce Homeowners’ Monthly Energy Cost from $240 to Less Than $9
Past Tribal Energy Webinar series available online
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Learn about unique aspects of energy development on tribal lands

Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The August Tribal Energy Webinar will explore some of the nuances of land lease, service line and right-of-way agreements unique to tribal lands. Attendees will gain an understanding of not only their importance in the development process but how they work.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy is offering this webinar series for tribal leaders, tribal staff and others interested in energy development in Indian Country. All webinars are scheduled at 11 a.m. MT on the last Wednesday of each month through October. There will be one additional webinar in mid-December.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Register now  for the webinar and learn more about the 2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series.

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DOE-Funded Solar Project Helps Spokane Tribe Reduce Homeowners’ Monthly Energy Cost from $240 to Less Than $9

This month's Tribal Energy webinar will feature case studies from tribes that have successfully created jobs and economic development through energy development, including the Spokane Indian Housing Authority's Children of the Sun Solar Initiative. The Office of Indian Energy funded this $2-million project, which is halfway through installation. When completed this summer, the initiative will add 650 kilowatts of solar capacity to tribal buildings and save the community an estimated $2.8 million over the next 30 years. Read more.

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Past Tribal Energy Webinar series available online

Visit the DOE Office of Indian Energy website to download recordings and presentations from past Tribal Energy Webinar series:

  • 2018 Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development Webinar Series
  • 2017 Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships Webinar Series
  • 2016 Tribal Energy and Economic Development Webinar Series

The popular series explores the challenges and opportunities related to developing energy-efficiency, renewable energy and other resource projects on tribal lands.

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