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Focus on SPP Interconnection Issues

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 is Featured on the NPR Planet Money Podcast

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.

OSPA is Featured on CNBC

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.

OSPA is Featured in E&E Newswire

The climate law enacted this year lifted a long-standing financial barrier for Native American tribes seeking to build and own their own clean energy projects.

But the boost for energy development in Indian Country has an infrastructure problem: It could be many years before tribes can connect solar and wind projects to the power grid.

OSPA is Featured in GreenBiz

A just energy transition in action: Developing 1G of wind power with tribes By Shaandiin Cedar Learn more about the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority’s vision and journey to bring clean energy to its Tribal communities.

OSPA is Featured in E&E News

RENEWABLE ENERGY Pipeline fight sparks tribal push for solar, wind Miranda Willson, E&E News reporter Published: Friday, October 23, 2020 Sioux tribes in North and South Dakota, galvanized by their experience fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, are now developing solar and wind resources across vast swaths of tribal land to generate revenue and reclaim their […]

OSPA and Apex Clean Energy Partnership is Featured at VERGE 2018

OSPA and Apex executives were invited to discuss their groundbreaking joint venture partnership at the VERGE 18 conference in Oakland CA.  The panel discussed the unique aspects of the partnership structure that will lead to the largest wind power development in Indian country, and bring needed jobs and economic development to these rural communities. To […]

OSPA is Featured in Midwest Energy News

  Learn more about how the Tribes in the Dakota area are advancing renewable energy projects in the shadow of the DAPL protests http://midwestenergynews.com/2016/12/01/amid-dakota-access-protests-tribes-continue-to-pursue-clean-energy-standing-rock/

OSPA Receives a $200,000 Grant from the Bush Foundation

  OSPA is proud to announce that we have received a $200,000 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation, a valued supporter from the start of our project.  The grant will fund the initial operations of the OSPA and the development of a workforce development strategy to maximize Tribal hiring and sourcing during the development and […]

OSPA is Featured in Red Power Energy Documentary on RMPBS

Lyle Jack, OSPA Board Director for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was interviewed in Red Power Energy, a film from the American Indian perspective on the energy and climate change debate.  See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDB3up26guU   

Interview on the Martha Fast Horse Radio Show

Martha Fast Horse invited the Oceti Sakowin Power Project on her show on November 8 to discuss how the Tribes are working together to develop their wind resources.  Click on the arrow below to listen to the interview with Lyle Jack (Oglala), Ronald Neiss (Rosebud) and Faith Spotted Eagle (Yankton).  

Rosebud Joins OSPA

The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council voted unanimously to ratify the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority charter and join the organization.