Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to provide stockholders a high level of total return, with an emphasis on current distributions. It will invest at least 80% of its Total Assets in equity securities of North American energy companies, including at least 70% of its Total Assets in equity securities of upstream energy companies. It intend to focus primarily on North American energy companies that engage in the exploration and production of crude oil, condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids that generally have a presence in North American shale or oil reservoirs and, to a lesser extent, on companies that provide associated transportation, processing, equipment, storage, servicing and equipment. It will invest in equity securities that are publicly traded on an exchange or in the over-the-counter market. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is its investment adviser.