Oneida Tribe Shines With National Renewable Energy Grant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced March 16th that 11 tribal communities will receive nearly $6 million to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands. The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin received a $1 million matching grant. They will install 695 kilowatts of solar on nine of the Tribe’s government facilities. The systems will generate more than 800,000 kilowatt-hours, reducing energy consumption by 10 percent and saving approximately $73,000 annually. The Office of Indian Energy and the Tribal Energy Program promote tribal energy sufficiency and foster economic development and employment on tribal lands through the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Read more here.