27–28 February 2024

2024 DOE Tribal Clean Energy Summit

Seneca Environmental participated in the 2024 DOE Tribal Clean Energy Summit, which brought together Tribal Leaders, staff, and partners to build networks, exchange ideas, and explore clean energy solutions that support Tribal energy sovereignty.

At the event, Seneca Environmental Tribal Business Development Director Erin Dayl  presented on the panel “Novel Clean Energy Pathways to Economic Resilience.”

Tribes are leveraging clean energy to bring additional economic development and resilience to Indian Country. Topics at the event included federal procurement, virtual power plants, selling renewable energy certificates, and creative energy storage solutions.


Approximately every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy invites Tribal leaders and energy stakeholders to exchange ideas that promote energy infrastructure development for Tribes and Tribal communities.

As part of the DOE American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Government Policy, the Office of Indian Energy, along with the DOE Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, hosts these summits in collaboration with the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Typically, Tribal leaders—together with decision-makers from DOE, the Administration, representatives from federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia—attend to build networks, exchange ideas, and explore cross-cutting and cost-effective solutions to national energy interests.