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Spark Northwest accelerates the shift to clean energy one community at a time. Our programs make affordable, locally-controlled clean energy more accessible for all.
Our Tribal Energy program has been very successful in bringing energy savings to those that need it the most. Whether swapping out “energy hog” refrigerators, helping with energy planning, or training staff at tribal housing offices, we have a proven track record of engaging with tribes to foster energy independence and self-sufficiency.
To date, we have partnered with over 20 tribes in region to implement energy efficiency programs. Our low-cost energy efficiency efforts have saved tribal members in excess of 200,000 kWh of electricity and removed nearly 140 metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution annually. In addition, our work is continually saving tribal members thousands of dollars annually that can be directed toward filling critical needs in their communities.
We have also provided tribes with technical assistance for long-range energy planning. Projects included in-depth energy planning services, through which we have partnered with the Planning Departments of the Spokane and Nisqually Tribes to establish goals, evaluate opportunities, and build support within various sectors of the tribes for the development of comprehensive energy plans. We also assisted with implementation of energy plan measures through commercial energy audits, renewable energy feasibility, and evaluation of residential conservation opportunities. Check out our publication “Energy Planning: A Guide for Northwest Indian Tribes” to learn more about energy planning and funding opportunities specifically for tribal energy projects.
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Spark Northwest provides publications, guidebooks and web tools that help communities pursue clean energy projects.