Penobscot Tribe - 2005 Project

Project Overview
Tribe/Awardee: Penobscot Tribe
Location: Old Town, ME
Project Title: Penobscot Indian Nation's Strategic Energy Planning Efficiency on Tribal Lands
Type of Application: First Steps (Planning)
DOE Grant Number: DE-FG3605GO15175
Project Amounts:
DOE: $100,000
Awardee: $0
Total: $100,000
Project Status: Complete  More
Project Period
of Performance:
Start: September 2005
End: November 2006

Project Description

The Penobscot Nation includes 2,261 members and land holdings of 118,885 acres in various parcels located throughout northern, eastern, and western Maine, including rights to waters of the Penobscot River and many of its tributaries. The tribe is located in a region that has both a cold, harsh climate and very high energy costs. The objectives of the project are to develop an energy vision that in turn will lead to a more detailed, prioritized, long-term strategic plan. Two principle objectives are: (1) for the plan to address the cost burden of their current energy situation and explore ways to make existing tribal public facilities and private residences more energy efficient, and (2) for the plan to identify renewable energy development and production opportunities, always mindful of environmental impacts.

Project Status

The project is complete. For more, see the final report (PDF 393 KB) and the Penobscot Strategic Energy Plan (PDF 411 KB). For information on energy audits conducted at commercial facilities on the Penobscot Indian Nation's main reservation, see the audit report (PDF 1.3 MB). The October 2005 (PDF 1.2 MB) and October 2006 (PDF 6.9 MB) presentations provide additional information. Download Adobe Reader.

Project Contact

Michael Sockalexis (207.817.7347).