Tribal Energy Sovereignty – Strengthening Strategic Partnerships
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will host the 2017 National Tribal Energy Summit: Tribal Energy Sovereignty – Strengthening Strategic Partnerships, May 2-3, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.
The Summit will bring tribal leaders together with senior administration officials and federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities and academia – to exchange ideas and explore new and cost-effective solutions to our combined energy development and infrastructure challenges. New this year, the Summit will include match-making sessions with developers, lenders, investors and other experts. Now is the time to build partnerships to better serve our country’s economy – and future.
The Summit will showcase opportunities and highlight challenges in the areas of:
- Impact Investment and Access to Capital
- Trust Reform and the Regulatory Environment
- Resources for Fossil and Renewable Energy Projects
- Collaboration with DOE National Laboratory Family
- Effective Strategies to Build Tribal Energy Capacity
- Partnerships for Project Development
The Summit will include meetings of the DOE-supported Tribal Working Groups:
- Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG)
- Fossil Energy Tribal Working Group (FETWG)
- State and Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG)
- Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG)
- NCSL’s National Caucus of Native American State Legislators (NCNASL) will also conduct business.
Additional Summit highlights:
- Reception on May 2 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
- Lightning round matchmaking sessions with investors, lenders and developers
- Organized roundtables, including special energy finance and fossil energy sessions
- Expanded Trade and Industry Exhibits
Be part of sustaining and creating Tribal Energy Sovereignty by Strengthening Strategic Partnerships! For more information, visit the Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.