New Tribal Energy Atlas Assists with Analyzing Energy Options
July 17, 2018
To equip tribes with the data needed to understand their energy options, the Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy funded the development of the Tribal Energy Atlas, a first-of-its-kind interactive geospatial application that enables tribes to conduct their own analyses of installed energy projects and resource potential on tribal lands. Developed by researchers from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the Office of Indian Energy, it’s the most robust tool ever designed to assist tribal energy project planners, technicians, and investors with analyzing energy options in Indian Country. The energy resource data used to populate the Tribal Energy Atlas are not limited to renewable energy as natural gas, petroleum, and other conventional energy sources are also included. The tool includes built-in tutorials to assist users, as well as the ability to provide direct feedback on usability.