RE&EE Exporters' E-Update (September 2013)

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporters' Update


September, 2013  •  Volume 3: Issue 10


Chinese Mayor Training Programs –Greentech Showcase Sessions
September–November, 2013 – Washington, DC

The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) is partnering with American Planning Association (APA) and the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program to recruit American companies to showcase their green tech products at a series of “Green Tech Showcase Sessions”. These Green Tech Showcase Sessions will be held in Washington D.C., and will consist of Chinese mayors, party secretaries and urban planners who are looking for sustainable solutions in the following areas: green building, energy efficiency, environmental technology, clean transportation, smart grid, renewable energy, urban planning and architecture design.

Reverse Trade Mission: Southern Africa Solar
September 5-13, 2013 - Washington, DC; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA 

The USTDA is sponsoring the second of two Reverse Trade Missions (RTM) to foster U.S.-Southern African partnerships in the implementation of solar power projects in Southern Africa. The first RTM took place in January of 2013, and the second will take place in September of 2013. It will include delegates representing private sector organizations from Southern Africa. The delegates will meet with U.S. companies and tour solar project sites in Washington, DC; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; and San Francisco, CA.

RETECH International Buyer's Program
September 9-11, 2013 - Washington, DC 

Speakers at RETECH provide their insights into new products, strategies, and technologies covering all renewable energy sectors.  Through the International Buyer’s Program, the Department of Commerce will bring foreign delegations and Commercial Service specialists from around the world to meet with U.S. companies.

Renewable Energy India 2013
September 12-14, 2013 - New Delhi, India

This year’s 7th annual Renewable Energy India, a Department of Commerce Certified Trade Fair, will attract industry players and buyers from India’s rapidly growing renewable energy market. Exhibitors include both domestic and international firms.

U.S. Department of Commerce to Showcase U.S. Companies at PowerGen Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil
September 24-26, 2013 - São Paulo, Brazil 

Through Trade Fair Certification, the Department of Commerce recognizes the capability and exhibition experience of PennWell Corporation to organize a world class pavilion for U.S. exhibitors to showcase products and services in the hydroelectric power, power generation, and power distribution sectors.  U.S. Commercial staff will be available to assist U.S. firms with their export needs, and to facilitate contacts between U.S. exhibitors and business visitors.

Turkey Geothermal Power Reverse Trade Mission
September 28-October 4, 2013 - Las Vegas and Reno, NV; and the San Francisco, CA area

USTDA is sponsoring a reverse trade mission to the United States for a delegation of more than 10 private sector geothermal power plant developers from Turkey to explore U.S. technologies and best practices for geothermal power plants. These developers represent a majority of the more than 600 megawatts in geothermal power plants currently under development in Turkey.

Nigeria Electricity Distribution Reverse Trade Mission
October 15-25, 2013 - Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA

This Reverse Trade Mission will connect the senior management of Nigeria's newly privatized distribution companies with U.S. companies that provide equipment and services in the electricity distribution sector, with a focus on loss reduction and smart grid technologies, as well as policies, regulations, financing mechanisms and management structures that can support the implementation of smart grid infrastructure in Nigeria. The visit will include a Business Briefing at USTDA's headquarters on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.  

SelectUSA Investment Summit
October 31–November 1, 2013 - Washington, D.C. 

The SelectUSA Investment Summit will connect investors – both foreign and domestic – with U.S. cities, states, and regions.  The Summit will also help companies more effectively navigate the U.S. business climate, connect with U.S. EDOs in a meaningful way, and ultimately invest in the United States. 

Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to China
November 3-9, 2013 - Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Chongqing, China

The focus of this one-week trade mission is to help US companies in the energy efficiency sector to enter into (or expand operations in) the Chinese market. The focus is on helping participants to find and take advantage of real business opportunities. For purposes of this mission, energy efficiency includes residential and commercial building efficiency/green buildings as well as industrial efficiency.  

Asia Regional Waste-to-Energy and Biomass Reverse Trade Mission
November 3-14, 2013 - Washington, D.C.; Seattle, WA; Sacramento, CA; and San Francisco, CA 

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is supporting a regional Reverse Trade Mission intended to introduce 15 officials and project developers in the waste-to-energy and related biomass power subsector in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand to relevant industry suppliers, service providers and regulators in the United States. This regional activity will support USTDA's effort as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Connectivity Cooperation Initiative as well as the U.S.-Asia-Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership.

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USTDA Supports Expanded Economic Partnership with Indonesia Through Infrastructure Development Projects

USTDA concluded two new grants supporting the development of energy and information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in Indonesia. These activities are part of broader efforts to support economic development and connectivity throughout the country, utilizing U.S. equipment and services. [August 2013]


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee to Meet
The Secretary’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee is scheduled to hold its third meeting under its current charter on September 10th. The Committee is charged with developing recommendations on improving the export competitiveness of the RE&EE sector and was created through the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative. [September 2013]


More News


U.S. Department of Energy - "U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Reaches Record Highs" (web) -  

The Energy Department released two new reports today showcasing record growth across the U.S. wind market -- increasing America’s share of clean, renewable energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. According to these reports, the United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing wind markets. [August 2013]

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Market Research

Turkey – Geothermal Power Market in Turkey (pdf) - ITA, September 2013

EU Annual Biofuels Report (pdf) - USDA, August 2013

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Trade Leads

Chile - RFP for Feasibility Study on Biomass Plant (web) - August 2013

Kenya - Tender for 3x30MW Geothermal Plants (pdf) - July 2013

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