U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Tribal Energy Program

Case Studies

This section includes some case studies of energy development projects carried out by tribes throughout the United States. While each tribe is unique, the experiences of other tribes are of great value and can help a tribe avoid pitfalls and take the shortest route to success.

Tribal Utility Formation

For a variety of reasons, several tribes have formed their own utilities. See the following case studies of successful tribal utilities:

Tribal Energy Projects

The following case studies relate to energy projects on tribal lands:

The following article describes weatherization projects on tribal lands:
"Weatherization in Indian Country," Conservation Update, November - December 2004

These news items from the DOE's EERE Network News describe recent or ongoing tribal energy projects: