Kickapoo Nation Sets Sights On Energy Independence

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas announced that it has hired The Clark Group LLC to help it achieve energy independence. The tribe said that it intends to lower its energy costs and improve energy reliability while at the same time protecting the environment.

The Clark Group and the Kickapoo Tribe have a multi-step plan for energy independence. The Kickapoo Tribe will begin by auditing its energy usage and reducing consumption while the Clark Group will create and provide site specific resource maps of the tribe’s Reservation. These maps will provide up to date information regarding the solar, wind and hydropower resources. Next, the Kickapoo and The Clark Group will decide which type(s) of renewable resources will best benefit the tribe and reduce environmental impacts.

“We have undertaken this ambitious program in order to protect our natural resources, to assure continuous and low-priced power for the reservation and to allow the Kickapoo Reservation to develop in a sustainable and responsible manner,” said Kickapoo Tribal Chairman Steve Cadue.

 

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