Services for Native Communities

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The Seneca Nation is working to build an
equitable renewable energy future. We want
to support other Native communities
in joining us. 

A leader in Native energy, the Seneca Nation has advanced community wind and solar projects operating to lower the bills of Seneca Nation members and benefit the Nation as a whole.

Solar panels installed on Seneca Nation land provide innovative renewable energy solutions

Seneca Energy’s Allegany Solar Project

Seneca Environmental is a renewable energy development and investment company owned and controlled by the Seneca Nation. Our mission is to equitably deploy and invest in innovative climate solutions that heal the Earth. A division of Seneca Holdings, which delivers over $400M in products and services annually, Seneca Environmental has the size and infrastructure to support projects of any size.

  • Prioritizing Earth-healing outcomes

  • Delivering exceptional results

  • Creating training and employment

  • Investing for the Seventh Generation

Join us to build an equitable renewable energy future.

Why Seneca Environmental?

Get the Best Opportunities by Partnering with a Tribally Owned Company

Maximize Earth-Healing and Community Benefits

As a Tribally owned business, Seneca Environmental specializes in helping Native communities deliver renewable energy projects.

Your community is like no other. Seneca Environmental designs strategies to meet your specific goals. Starting from wherever you are in your journey, we will work together to determine your unique needs, assess opportunities, and develop a plan tailored to your community.

Our creative, innovative approach enables us to develop Earth-healing strategies that exceed your goals — helping you maximize your positive impact and community benefits as part of an equitable clean energy transition.

  • You can trust Seneca Environmental to put your needs first.

    We offer a new way of doing business that flips the old, extractive model. We combine a deep appreciation of Tribal sovereignty with a flexible approach that prioritizes your needs and goals.

  • You can rely on our size and experience to deliver.

    We understand the opportunities and complexities of Native enterprise. We have the infrastructure, financial stability, and experience to achieve successful project and community outcomes.

  • You can make a bigger impact while enjoying greater benefits.

    We look beyond the standard approaches to energy projects to add features that benefit people and heal the Earth — we call these “+1s.”

Seneca Environmental is proud to be the first Preferred Provider for the Alliance for Tribal Clean Energy, an Indigenous-led nonprofit organization offering no-cost capacity-building support to tribal nations. As one of just a few tribally owned renewable energy development and services companies in the nation, we are ideally positioned to work with Native communities in an equitable and respectful way.

A New Way of Developing Renewable Energy Projects

How We Can Help You

Native communities have unprecedented new opportunities to meet their energy needs and generate income through renewable energy projects. But federal programs to support Native Nations are still in development and mostly untested. Seneca Environmental can help you navigate the complex options to benefit from these programs.

Working together, we can help define and support your energy goals. Depending on your goals and needs, we can support you to:

  • Host renewable energy projects and receive income.
  • Own renewable energy projects for long-term economic development.

Ways We Can Work Together to
Create an Equitable Renewable Energy Future

  • Help define and support your energy goals.

  • Set you up to host a renewable energy project and receive income.

  • Support you in becoming an owner of renewable energy projects for long-term economic development.

Our Consulting Services

Pre-Feasibility Assessment

We first work to understand your goals and analyze opportunities for your community to develop energy projects.

Feasibility Study

We collect data and analyze the technical and economic feasibility of a specific renewable energy project and provide a recommended path forward that meets your goals.

Project Planning and Oversight

We design and model projects, identify sources of capital, and can provide management and/or oversight during project development.

Project Development

We provide holistic solution development and delivery of renewable energy projects for Native communities.

Economic Development

We maximize positive community impacts, provide custom workforce development opportunities, and recommend trusted partners.

You Choose How to Develop Projects

Third-party ownership — minimizes capital requirements and risk:

  • Seneca Environmental develops project on land leased from Native community.
  • Seneca Environmental maximizes benefits for Native community through bill savings, land lease payments, and various government incentive programs.
  • Contract can include an option to buy project in future, if desired.

Ownership by Native community —maximizes long-term returns:

  • Seneca Environmental plans and manages construction of project.
  • Native community finances and pays directly for project.
  • Native community is responsible for project operations and maintenance (O&M).

Third-Party-Owned vs Native-Owned Projects

Project Structure Options: Benefits and Risks

Partner with Us to Build an Equitable Renewable Energy Future

Let us support you on your journey to energy independence. By helping you take charge of your energy system and economic development, Seneca Environmental will empower your community to transform your challenges into unparalleled benefits. To get started, contact us using the form below.

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