Blackfeet Tribe - 2006 Project

Project Overview
Tribe/Awardee: Blackfeet Tribe
Location: Browning, MT
Project Title: First Steps to Renewable Energy
Type of Application: First Steps (Planning)
DOE Grant Number: DE-FG36-06GO1616020
Project Amounts:
DOE: $97,712
Awardee: $8,402
Total: $106,114
Project Status: Complete  More
Project Period
of Performance:
Start: May 2006
End: June 2008

Project Description

With some of the best wind resources in the U.S., the tribe will consider forming a Tribal Energy Organization capable of purchasing power and distributing its resources throughout the reservation. The new energy management organization will provide direction to create jobs to reduce the tribe's 63-percent unemployment rate and promote self-sufficiency. A Blackfeet Nation Energy Organizational Management Unit is desperately needed to assist the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council in the proper management, development, and in negotiating wind energy related agreements. To enter the arena of commercial wind energy supply and marketing contracts, it is necessary for the Blackfeet Nation to be a recognized energy development organization.

Project Status

The project is complete. For details, see the final report (PDF 174 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

The project was competitively selected under the Tribal Energy Program's fiscal year 2005 solicitation, "First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands," awarded in fiscal year 2006, and started in May 2006. The October 2006 (PDF 944 KB) and November 2007 (PDF 913 KB) presentations provide more information. Download Adobe Reader.

Project Contact

Lionel Kennerly
Phone: 406-338-2277