Winnebago Tribe - 2005 Project

Project Overview
Tribe/Awardee: Winnebago Tribe
Location: Winnebago, NE
Project Title: Energy Options Analysis and Organization Development
Type of Application: First Steps (Planning)
DOE Grant Number: DE-FG36-05GO15172
Project Amounts:
DOE: $89,321
Awardee: $0
Total: $89,321
Project Status: Complete  More
Project Period
of Performance:
Start: September 2005
End: October 2006

Project Description

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has experienced significant growth over the last five years. Estimated at over 10%, the growth trend has caused the tribe to examine the vital role that energy plays in supporting growth and economic development overall. The project seeks to: (1) investigate the opportunities for wind generation, improving the tribe's energy resource portfolio, and shaping the reservation load profile; (2) analyze renewable generation investment opportunities and their potential job creation and economic development benefits; and (3) conduct a tribal utility formation study to facilitate accomplishment of tribal goals.

Project Status

This project is complete. For details, see the final report (PDF 3.3 MB). The October 2005 (PDF 714 KB) and October 2006 (PDF 1.8 MB) project status reports provide more information. Download Adobe Reader.

Project Contact

Lance Morgan
(402) 878-2809