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Title: Washoe Tribe Alternative Energy Feasibility Study Final Report

The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California was awarded funding to complete the Washoe Tribe Alternative Energy Feasibility Study project. The main goal of the project was to complete an alternative energy feasibility study. This study was completed to evaluate “the potential for development of a variety of renewable energy projects and to conduct an alternative energy feasibility study that determines which alternative energy resources have the greatest economic opportunity for the Tribe, while respecting cultural and environmental values” (Baker-Tilly, 2014). The study concluded that distributed generation solar projects are the best option for renewable energy development and asset ownership for the Washoe Tribe. Concentrating solar projects, utility scale wind projects, geothermal, and biomass resource projects were also evaluated during the study and it was determined that these alternatives would not be feasible at this time.
  1. Washoe Tribe of NV and CA
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE EE Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (EE-2K)
Contributing Orgs:
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Country of Publication:
United States
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY Washoe Tribe; alternative energy; feasibility study