Mar. 21, 2022
Funding Will Affect 1,200 Tribal Buildings, Create $48.5 Million in Energy Savings, and Support 13 Indian Tribes and Tribal Entities Across the Country
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $9 million in funding to 13 American Indian and Alaska Native communities for 14 projects that will harness their vast undeveloped solar, hydro and geothermal energy resources, reduce or stabilize energy costs, and increase energy security and resilience on tribal lands.
The projects will provide communities with clean electricity, power residential buildings that lack electricity, install microgrids and increase workforce training opportunities. This funding will help address the needs of small, rural and underserved communities essential to President Biden’s goal of an equitable clean energy transition.
Collectively, the 14 selected projects awarded to 13 American Indian and Alaska Native communities are estimated to result in 3.3 megawatts of new clean energy generation, and over 3.6 megawatt-hours of battery storage, serve over 1,200 tribal buildings and provide a combined $48.5 million in savings over the life of the systems to these communities.
Read more about these newly selected projects in DOE’s press release.
Since 2010, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy has invested more than $114 million in more than 200 tribal energy projects across the contiguous 48 states and Alaska, valued at nearly $200 million. Through these grants, the Office of Indian Energy continues its efforts, in partnership with Native communities, to maximize the deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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