Technical Assistance

NREL provides technical assistance related to energy use and future scenarios for U.S. state, local, and tribal jurisdictions.

Our goal is to address a specific challenge or fulfill a need that is essential to a successful implementation of clean energy projects.

Island and Remote Communities

As a partner of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project, NREL provides technical assistance for island and remote communities.

Local Governments and Communities

Clean Cities Technical Assistance

NREL provides technical assistance for DOE's Clean Cities program.

Clean Energy to Communities Program

NREL offers technical assistance to support clean energy goals through the DOE Clean Energy to Communities Program.

Technical Support Services

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When technical assistance is not available through existing federally supported programs, NREL offers customized technical assistance to states, local jurisdictions, and tribes through NREL's State, Local, and Tribal Technical Support Services Agreement.

Clean Energy Demonstration on Mine Land Technical Assistance

NREL provides technical assistance for communities pursuing clean energy demonstrations on mine lands.

Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance

NREL provides waste-to-energy technical assistance for local governments.

Tribal Governments and Communities

NREL has been working with tribes to solve clean energy challenges since 1995, with more than 300 high-impact interactions occurring since 2012. Currently, tribes have cost-free access to NREL expertise through DOE's Office of Indian Energy.