The program has many functions, including:
- Ensuring effective consultation between the Energy Commission and tribes to advance the Energy Commission’s mission and provide meaningful tribal input into the development of regulations, rules, policies, plans, and activities that may affect them.
- Conducting outreach to tribes on topics such as California offshore wind energy planning, tribal energy funding, and tribal cultural resources assessments.
- Conducting tribal cultural resources assessments such as climate change assessments related to traditional ecological knowledge and studies on cultural landscapes.
- Assisting in administering energy research and project funding opportunities eligible to tribes.
- Hosting or sponsoring tribal energy events to promote collaboration and relationship building between the Energy Commission and tribal leaders and their staff.
- Armand Angulo, Renewable Energy Division
- Brian McCollough, Energy Assessments Division
- Eilene Cary, Contracts, Grants, and Loans Office
- Eugene Lee, Efficiency Division
- Gabriel Roark, Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection Division
- James Qaqundah, Chief Counsel's Office
- Mithra Moezz, Energy Research and Development Division
- Michael Ward, Media and Public Communications Office
- Patrick Brecht, Fuels and Transportation Division
- Richard Rojas, Office of Governmental and International Affairs
- May 19-20, 2021
2021 California Tribal Energy Resiliency Conference - Summary Report
- July 9-12, 2019
Bishop CA, Hosted by the Bishop Paiute Tribe
California Sustaining Tribal Resources Conference - Summary report
- November 26-28, 2018
Temecula, CA, Hosted by the Pechanga Trib
California Tribal Energy Summit - Summary Report