Tribal Energy News and Events
Meet Our Team: Dr. Tommy Jones, Deployment Specialist
|The team of federal employees supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy is small but mighty. In the “Meet Our Team” blog post series, we introduce key staff dedicated to the Office and its mission to support tribes in pursuing their energy visions.
Dr. Tommy Jones has made the journey from DOE intern to Office of Indian Energy Deployment Specialist, where he applies his passion for research to benefit Indian Country.
Read more about him and what motivates his work on our blog.
A Symbol of Resilience: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians Complete Solar Microgrid Project
|Members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians are experiencing a renewed sense of resilience—in more ways than one.
In July 2016, severe flooding overtook the Bad River Reservation. Following the floods, the community took steps to build back stronger, and has since increased its energy resilience through planning, developing, and installing a solar energy and battery storage system.
Supported by grant funding from the Office of Indian Energy, the roughly $2-million-dollar project is a 500-kilowatt solar microgrid installation with more than 1,000 kilowatt-hours of battery storage.
Read more about the Ishkonige Nawadide Solar Microgrid Project.