Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure (ICEIWG) 2017 First Quarter Meeting

1/31/2017
Meeting Date: March 2-4, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy (IE) held the quarterly meeting of the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG) on March 2-4, 2017, at NANA Regional Headquarters and the WestMark Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. The meeting was co-hosted by the Association of Village Council Presidents and Tanana Chiefs Conference. Members  attended a short program in Anchorage, and took part in the Iditarod Race festivities on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. 

 Thursday

Welcome and Invocation

  Opening Remarks and Introductions

  •   Chris Deschene, Director, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of   Indian Energy (IE) Policy and Programs
  •   Doug MacCourt, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. DOE-IE
  •   Jim Manion, ICEIWG Co-chair and General Manager, Warm Springs Power,  

  Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

  •   Brent Latham, Administrator, Economic and Energy Development,  Association of Village Council Presidents

DOE Report Out Session

  • Budget and Program Update
  • New DOE Staff Supporting Tribal Energy
  • DOE-IE Business Roundtable Recommendations

Overview of Energy Development Opportunities and Challenges in Alaska

  Introductions and Opening Remarks

  •  Givey Kochanowski and Michael Kuka, DOE Office of Indian Energy   (Anchorage)

  Facilitator:

  •  Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer, Senior Project Manager, Division of Environmental  Health and Engineering, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)

  Presenters:

  •  Anna Sattler, Community Liaison, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
  •  Jack Hébert, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Cold Climate Housing  Research Center
  •  Eric Hanssen, Senior Energy Project Manager, ANTHC 

Tribal Energy Outlook and Opportunities:

  The Quadrennial Energy Review

  • Matt McGovern, Senior Advisor, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Courtney Grosvenor, Energy Policy  Analyst, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA), U.S. Department  of Energy (DOE)

Successful Tribal/Private Partnerships for Natural  Resources and Economic Development -The Red Dog Mine

  • Liz Qaulluq Cravalho, Vice President of External and Government Affairs, NANA Regional Corporation

Discussion and Insights into the DOE Inter-tribal

  Technical Assistance Energy Providers Network in Alaska

   Opening remarks

  •  Doug MacCourt, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Indian Energy (IE) Policy and Programs

  Other remarks 

  •   Dave Pelunis-Messier, Tanana Chiefs Conference: Interior Athabascan  Energy Capacity Building Network
  •   Brian Hirsch, President, Deerstone Consulting LLC
  •   Sonny Adams, Director of Energy, NANA Regional Corporation
  •   Dennis Meiners, Principal, Intelligent Energy Systems 

Adjourn

Friday

  

Oscarville Traditional Village Tour Overview at Association of Village Council Presidents Headquarters, Bethel, Alaska

Welcome

  •   Vivian Korthuis, CEO/President, Association of Village Council Presidents 

Tour overview and comments 

  •   Brent Latham, Administrator, Economic and Energy Development, Association of Village Council Presidents

Oscarville Traditional Village  Tour

  •   Michael Stevens, Tribal Administrator, Oscarville Traditional Village

Saturday

 

ICEIWG Breakfast Meeting – Planning for the National Tribal Energy Summit