Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Update - April 3, 2013

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Update


April 3, 2013  •  Volume 3: Issue 5


Webinar: Market Opportunities in Russia for Building Energy Efficiency Technology and Service Companies
April 12, 2013 - DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and others will discuss opportunities and challenges for U.S. building technology and services companies in Russia. This FREE webinar, which will take place at 12 pm EDT, will also feature PNNL's recent publication analyzing the Russian market for building energy efficiency. See related reports (October 2012 and December 2012).

OPIC Investor Financing Workshop at REFF-LAC - Miami, FL
April 29, 2013 - The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is collaborating with the American Council on Renewable Energy at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum Latin America & Caribbean (REFF-LAC) for a discussion on energy investments in Latin America. Project investors and developers will get individualized, in-depth, hands-on advice from leading renewable energy lenders and private equity funds on structuring a renewable energy transaction and preparing a project proposal that will be attractive to lenders and equity investors. Attendees will also learn about opportunities to improve project profiles and increase interest from private sector finance through the mitigation of project and political risk.

Show time at WINDPOWER 2013 - Chicago, IL
May 6 & 7, 2013 - The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce will host a Show Time program at the WINDPOWER 2013 conference in Chicago. The program offers a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with industry specialists from Commerce’s overseas offices (including Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Germany, India, and Mexico). Please visit the website for more information and to make an appointment.

Webinar: Energy and Environment Trade Mission to Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines
June 10, 2013 - This FREE webinar is hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service to discuss the upcoming Energy and Environment Trade Mission with interested parties. The webinar will be held at 7:00 PM EDT.

Energy and Environment Trade Mission to Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines - Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila
September 15-21, 2013 - Members of this delegation will have briefings, networking receptions, and one-on-one business meetings with potential customers, partners and local representatives at each mission stop, in addition to meetings with government and Asian Development Bank officials. The promotion of trade in renewable energy and smart grid technologies is a key focus of the mission. The deadline to apply is July 26.

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USTDA Supports Adoption of Smart Grid Technologies in Colombia
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $463,944 grant to XM Compañía de Expertos en Mercados S.A. E.S.P. (XM) to support its efforts to develop an advanced control system for the Colombian transmission grid. XM has identified Raleigh, N.C.-based Quanta Technology, LLC as the U.S. contractor for technical assistance on system design. [March 2013]

DOE Launches New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) as part of the Obama Administration's commitment to revitalizing America's manufacturing sector. Through private sector partnerships and further supply chain analysis, the CEMI will ensure U.S. leadership in the clean energy sector and boost the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. [March 2013]

Ex-Im Bank Supports U.S. Wind Exports to Honduras
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) approved a $28.6 million direct loan for the expansion of the Cerro de Hula Wind Farm in Santa Ana, Honduras. The loan enables Gamesa Wind US, LLC, based in Pennsylvania, to supply and export twelve high-tech wind turbines for the project. Ex-Im Bank’s loan will support an estimated 200 jobs with associated exporters.[March 2013]

DOE to Partner with East Asia Summit on Renewable Energy Development
DOE announced its partnership with Brunei to co-chair a new workstream of activities to promote and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in the countries of the East Asia Summit. This includes working to eliminate investment barriers and increase project financing opportunities. [March 2013]

OPIC Board Approves Financing for Wind Projects in Pakistan and Peru
The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved a total of $288 million in financing for two wind projects in Pakistan and Peru. The 50 MW project in southeastern Pakistan will feature GE Wind-manufactured turbines, while the 114 MW project in northeastern Peru is sponsored by New York-based international power generation company ContourGlobal. [March 2013]

United States and Brazil Hold Second Strategic Energy Dialogue Meeting
DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman and Brazil’s Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy co-chaired the second meeting of the Strategic Energy Dialogue in March. The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum occurred simultaneously, showing the commitment of the public and private sectors of both countries to deepen cooperation between the two energy sectors and advance economic ties, particularly in the clean energy sector. [March 2013]

Ex-Im Bank Provides $9 Million Loan to India Solar Project Supplied by U.S. Exports
The Ex-Im Bank is backing a 11.6 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Rajasthan, India with a $9 million direct loan, which will support the export of thin-film solar panels produced by Calif.-based company Miasole for the project. Miasole has announced that due to its growing export business, it will add 200 jobs in 2013. [March 2013]

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March 2013 - International Renewable Energy Agency - "International Standardization in the Fied of Renewable Energy" (html) - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a study that reviews existing standards for renewable energy technologies and highlights the value of creating consistent, internationally accepted standards.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative

Market Research

Chile's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Market - Opportunities for U.S. Exporters (pdf) - March 2013

Analysis of the Russian Market for Building Energy Efficiency (pdf) - December 2012

Russian District Heat Policy (pdf) - October 2012

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Trade Leads

Ghana: Smart Grid Feasibility Study (html) - March 2013

Turkey: Smart Grid Feasibility Study (html) - March 2013

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