The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted 11-4 to ratify the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority charter and join the organization.
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The Flandreau Santee Sioux Executive Committee voted unanimously to ratify the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority charter and join the organization.
The Yankton Sioux Tribe’s General Council voted unanimously to ratify the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority charter and join the organization.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council voted 9-3 to ratify the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority charter and join the organization.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council voted unanimously to ratify the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority charter and join the organization.
The Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and co-chairs of the Energy Subgroup of the White House Council on Native American Affairs, sent a letter of support for the Oceti Sakowin Power Project and designated the Energy Subgroup to provide “coordinated multi-agency information and assistance.” Joint Secretaries Letter […]
The Oceti Sakowin Power Project was awarded a $200,000 Community Innovation grant by the Bush Foundation. Oceti Sakowin Power Project, sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors >
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association, the Coalition of Large Tribes and the MT-WY Tribal Leaders Council unanimously passed a joint resolution in support of the Oceti Sakowin Power Project. GPTCA/COLT/MWTLC Joint Resolution >
The Oceti Sakowin Power Project is proud to become a member of the American Public Power Association, the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. American Public Power Association >
The Oceti Sakowin Power Project was awarded a 2-year, $500,000 grant by the Northwest Area Foundation. NWAF Grant Award Listing >
This afternoon at the CGI America Conference, President Clinton helped launch the Oceti Sakowin Power Project at the closing session.
After talking with the OSPA team on NPR Planet Money, Dan Charles continued to investigate the challenges renewable energy projects face in connecting to the National Grid via the Southwest Power Pool.
OSPA talked with the NPR Planet Money team about our challenges in connecting our two wind farms to the National Grid. OSPA is resilient though, and we have learned to be flexible, innovative, and persistent in facing any development challenge to fulfilling our vision. We are reviewing our projects with a goal to reapply for interconnection early next year.
Wind and solar power generators wait in yearslong bureaucratic lines to connect to the power grid, only to be faced with fees they can’t afford, forcing them to scramble for more money or pull out of projects completely.