Nez Perce Tribe
One of the on going projects that the Energy Group is taking the lead role in is a Waste to Energy Plant. The group has discussed several options for a site. One of these is Tribal Unit 45. Link to our Biomass Technology presentation to see how this plant will work and the impact it will have on our environment.
The Nez Perce Tribe Energy Group has selected TSS Consultants (TSS) to prepare a feasibility studyfor waste to energy projects on the Reservation. These projects would utilize sustainable and economically available waste sourced from the region located within and tributary to the Nez Perce Reservation. In addition these prospective projects would be scaled appropriately to meet electrical and thermal energy needs of select community buildings (e.g., tribal administration buildings), residents or other identified needs. Currently targeted locations for the waste to energy facilities include the communities of Lapwai, Orofino, Kamiah and Kooskia. However the targeted locations may be modified based on information from the energy load assessment (currently underway) and the site review/waste resource assessment tasks that will be completed as part of the feasibility study.
Volume 1, Edition 1 First Quarter 2012
Volume 1, Edition 2 Second Quarter 2012
Volume 1, Edition 3 Third Quarter 2012
Nez Perce Tribe Energy Goup Meeting Minutes
Energy Group mission statement:
Mission – To meet the short-term and long-term goals, the Nez Perce Tribe will use its current guiding documents to enhance sovereignty and protect the environment while planning, developing, and implementing energy efficiency, energy conservation, and energy policy.
Energy Group Plan
The Nez Perce Tribe is committed to developing and implementing an energy plan that will serve as the guide for the next ten years in making decisions that will make it possible to meet the energy needs of the Tribe in a sustainable manner that enhances the quality of life on the reservation.