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Title: PUEBLO OF ZIA RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY

The Pueblo of Zia will conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for best-use application(s) for development of renewable energy resources on its tribally held TRUST lands (i.e., Trust Lands of Zia Indian Reservation). The feasibility study is essential for determining the technical and economic viability of a future renewable project(s) on Zia tribal lands, including the potential economic and environmental benefits for the Tribe. Project Objectives: The feasibility study is essential for determining the technical and economic viability of future renewable project(s) on Zia tribal lands, including the potential economic and environmental benefits for the Tribe to: 1. Provide a balanced local renewable power supply for Zia Pueblo, its members, tribal offices, schools and buildings, and businesses on tribal lands 2. Provide a firm power supply for export and commercial market distribution 3. Provide economic development for the Tribe and its members, including job training and creation, each in accordance with the goals and objectives as conveyed by the Pueblo of Zia Tribal Council, Tribal Administration, and outlined in The Pueblo of Zia Comprehensive Plan and Pueblo of Zia — Zia Enterprise Zone Master Plan. A key goal of the study is to analyze the integrated development of solar, geothermal, andmore » wind renewable energy resources at Zia Pueblo, with added potential to combine gas-fired generation to accomplish energy firming. Geothermal offers a base load source of energy, providing power continuously for end users. Wind and solar offer intermediate and peaking sources of energy, which can be harvested throughout the day, with periods of variable but predicable output. Variability will be managed in an integrated manner, using Zia Pueblo's combined renewable resources to generate high-quality power. Tasks are intended to collect, catalog, map, and analyze existing data on Zia Pueblo's renewable energy resource base and then match resource attributes with the most suitable renewable technologies for tribal energy consumption and needs. Also, key impacts on cultural and social values of Zia Pueblo will be addressed. Selected most favorable uses and technologies will be further investigated to determine initial feasibility and market for business development for up to six sites located on tribal land. The anticipated result will be the recommended development of sites that have sufficient background study completed to warrant a business plan, detailed engineering feasibility, and acquisition of project financing. Valuable technical and economic information will accrue from this study that may be applied to scale up or down the various power technology potential on Zia Pueblo for maximum benefit and best area(s) of application, project phasing and potential for future replicability and expansion.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7]
  1. Tribal Administrator (Ret.), Pueblo of Zia
  2. Project Manager (NDA) for Pueblo of Zia
  3. Principal Investigator, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Energy Analysis Team/ CCS-3, D-4
  4. P.E., Sustainable Enginerring
  5. Senior V.P., ARES Corporation
  6. Executive Director, NM Renewable Energy Transmission Authority
  7. Director of Operations, NM Community Capital
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1151828
Report Number(s):
DE-EE0005628
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005628
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
PUEBLO OF ZIA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (EE-2K)
Contributing Orgs:
PUEBLO OF ZIA; NATIVE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INC; LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY - ENERGY ANALYSIS TEAM/CCS-3, D-4; SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING; WITCHER & ASSOCIATES; NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY CAPITAL: NEW MEXICO RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION AUTHORITY (NM RETA); NEW MEXICO SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION Pueblo of Zia; RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY; RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT and DEPLOYMENT ON INDIAN LANDS; solar; wind; geothermal; renewable resources