DOE Opens Applications for Remote, Island, and Islanded Communities Seeking Technical Assistance for Energy Transition Planning
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced that the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) is accepting applications from remote, island, and islanded communities for technical assistance to transform their energy systems and increase energy resilience. ETIPP’s collaborative, community-driven approach will help ensure remote, island, and islanded communities have the skills and tools needed to accelerate their energy resilience planning in the face of extreme weather events and changing economic conditions.
“The assistance provided through ETIPP is crucial in supporting the clean energy transition for remote, island, and islanded communities, which are especially vulnerable to high energy costs and the most severe effects of climate change,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “ETIPP is designed to work alongside these communities to help address energy challenges by sharing DOE’s technical expertise with regional partners that understand and address local priorities, concerns, and values.”