Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Yurok Tribal Utility Feasibility Study

Two engineers in waders stand knee-deep in a stream taking measurements.

The Yurok Tribe secured a Department of Energy grant to investigate the feasibility of creating a Yurok Tribal electric utility company. Their original project consultant determined that it was not economically feasible to create a conventional utility. SERC was invited to assist the Tribe in exploring other ways to provide energy services on the Reservation. We developed a detailed report on the logistics and economics of providing services such as home weatherization and assistance in acquiring and maintaining renewable energy systems for villages and individual homes.

To view the final project report and other project-related materials, see the DOE page on the project.