The agenda is now available for the Department of Energy’s 2018 Office of Indian Energy Program Review. The annual event will be held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, Colorado, Dec. 10-14.
The Program Review offers a tremendous opportunity for Indian tribes to meet, learn from other tribes that are pursuing energy self-sufficiency and share in each other’s successes.
Attendees will get project status updates from tribes across the nation who are leveraging Office of Indian Energy grant funding to deploy energy technologies or initiate the first steps to energy development.
There is no cost to register for the Program Review; however, advance registration is requested to ensure sufficient appropriate seating and food availability. Onsite registration starts at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, and continues at 8:00 a.m. each following morning.
A block of rooms is available at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel. To book your room at the group rate, please visit the Sheraton Denver West Hotel website.Note that the discounted group rate is only available until Nov. 12, 2018.
Feb. 7-8, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
The Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability are sponsoring the second Tribal Leader Forum, Exploring the Business Link Opportunity: Transmission & Clean Energy Development in the West. This two-day forum is designed for tribal leaders to meet with other tribal leaders, energy industry executives and Federal officials to promote education and information sharing about transmission and clean energy development in Indian Country.
The basics of transmission will be featured on the first day to provide context to transmission regulation, development, interconnection and service and financing issues to be discussed throughout the event. Attendees will also learn the latest on Federal and regional transmission developments and planning activities in the West and explore recent trends in financing clean energy projects. The event will also provide tribal leaders and executives with the opportunity to directly discuss best practices in tribal project partnerships and investments.
The agenda covers such topics as transmission project updates, project financing, new technologies and tribal case studies. The speakers represent tribes, industry groups, private developers, utilities and state and Federal agencies. Western Administrator Tim Meeks will lead a discussion on Federal projects to expand transmission in the West.
Transmission and Clean Energy Development is the second in a series of events the Office of Indian Energy is planning. The Southwest Solar Forum, held in Palm Springs, Calif., in December 2011, was well-attended by major utilities as well as tribal representatives.
There is no cost to attend the forum, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to 130 people. To register, send your name, contact information and e-mail address to the Office of Indian Energy by Feb. 1, 2012. As soon as your registration is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation notice.