Take a look at the 2018 DOE Office of Indian Energy webinar series Expanding Tribal Energy Development Through Partnerships. Here are upcoming webinar topics:
June 27, 2018 – Evaluating Tribal Utility Authority Opportunities
Many tribes have found success in facilitating energy development on native lands by advancing initiatives under some form of tribal utility authority. In this webinar, tribal leaders and community members will learn about the benefits and challenges of forming a tribal utility authority, including the many opportunities associated with wholesale tariffs, direct access service, net-metering arrangements, and use of substations and infrastructure, among other utility services. Attendees will also learn about the unique authority of sovereign nations to select new energy service providers, implement imminent domain, license dams, and negotiate right-of-way agreements.
A request for proposal (RFP) is a useful tool to procure valuable assets and/or services for energy projects. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to develop RFPs that effectively reflect tribal community energy plans and encourage qualified bidders to respond. Attendees will also learn how a request for information (RFI) can be used to help inform the development of an RFP. Using the information from the webinar, tribes can ensure their RFPs have wide distribution and high-quality responses. The webinar will also discuss key considerations for tribes when responding to an electric utility RFP for energy development.
Here’s the full list of webinars.