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2024 Tribal Clean Energy Summit

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Approximately every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs along with other DOE offices convenes tribal leaders and energy stakeholders to exchange ideas promoting energy infrastructure development for tribes and tribal communities.

Tribal leaders and their subject matter experts—together with the DOE, the administration, federal agency partners, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia—attend to build networks, exchange ideas, explore cross-cutting and cost-effective solutions to national energy interests, and support tribal sovereignty.

Through a cooperative agreement with the DOE's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Program, the National Conference of State Legislatures collaborates on these summits.

2024 Tribal Clean Energy Summit (TCES)

Feb. 27-28, 2024
Pechanga Resort and Casino
Temecula, CA

Draft Agenda Overview

Pre-Summit Events:

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

4-7 p.m.


1-3 p.m.

DOE Loan Program Office (LPO) Tribal Listening Session (TBD)

3-5 p.m.

Tribal Listening Session: West Coast Offshore Wind, hosted by DOE’s Grid Deployment Office (GDO) and DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Share concerns, goals, and insights to help federal agencies better serve Tribal needs and establish pathways for successful collaboration. Please RSVP to attend the session

5-6:30 p.m.

ICEIWG dinner with Director Wahleah Johns (TBD)

7-8:30 p.m.

Screening of the Covenant of the Salmon People. Nez Perce Tribal representatives will offer opening comments and conduct a Q&A session following the film

Tribal Clean Energy Summit – Day One:

Tuesday, Feb. 27

8 a.m.-5 p.m.


8-8:30 a.m.


8:30-11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session with Keynotes

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch and DOE/Tribal Booth Networking

12:30-1 p.m.

Buffet Lunch with Keynote

Note—food service 11:30am-12:30 p.m. Speaker starting at 12:35 and for only 25 min.

1-1:30 p.m. 

Break – DOE/Tribal Tabletop Networking

1:30-3 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions #1 (4 sessions, general details below) 

3-3:30 p.m.

Break – DOE/Tribal Tabletop Networking (refreshments)

3:30-5 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions #2 (4 sessions)

5:30-7 p.m.

Evening Reception

7 p.m.

Dinner on Own

TCES – Day Two:

Wednesday, Feb. 28

8 a.m.-3 p.m.


8:30-9 a.m.


9-11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session with Keynotes

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch and DOE/Tribal Tabletop Networking

12:30-1 p.m.


1-1:30 p.m.       

Break – DOE/Tribal Tabletop Networking

1:30-3 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions #3 (4 sessions) and Closing Remarks

3-3:30 p.m.

Break – DOE/Tribal Tabletop Networking

3:30-3:50 p.m.

Plenary Closing Session

Breakout sessions:

  1. Novel Clean Energy Pathways to Economic Resilience - # of presenters
  2. Residential Solar and Energy Success Stories in Tribal Communities
  3. Demystifying Federal Loans and Incentives to Launch into Your Clean Energy Future
  4. Illuminating Paths to Successful Tribal Community Energy Projects
  5. How to Bring Your Clean Energy Project to Market
  6. Building Energy Expertise in Indian Country: An Interactive Policy and Programming Brainstorming Workshop - rounds
  7. H2Hubs On the West Coast
  8. Navigating New Horizons: Tribal Perspectives on Offshore Wind - rounds
  9. Going Big: Unlocking Tribal Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects
  10. Strategic Energy Planning: The Cornerstone for Clean Energy Deployment
  11. Roadmap to a Zero-Emission Transportation Future
  12. Tribal Perspectives on a Sustainable, Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chains


Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592

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