Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Update

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Update


December 3, 2012  •  Volume 2: Issue 12


  • December 6, 2012Webinar: Export Finance for Renewable Energy Technologies Online, 2 p.m. EST, $35 - Join a webinar featuring U.S. Government export finance programs (Ex-Im, OPIC,TDA) for renewable energy technologies as well as export finance best-practices from a private sector perspective. For more information, contact:, or
  • December 11- 13, 2012IBP – POWER-GEN International 2012 - Orlando, FL - Power-Gen International is the world's largest exhibition designed to connect suppliers with influential decision makers. The show focuses on the following industry sectors: gas turbines, boilers, engines, boiler and feed water treatment services, control and instrumentation systems, generators, plant electrical systems, pumps, valves, blowers, bearings, cooling towers and condensers, etc. The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing several buyers’ delegations to Power-Gen 2012 and is offering business matchmaking services to assist buyers and potential representatives identify U.S. technology and services. 
  • May 5-8, 2013 - WINDPOWER 2013 - Chicago, IL – WINDPOWER 2013 will provide exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their products and services to more than 10,000 individuals from the entire wind energy supply chain coming from across the U.S. and around the world. Exhibitors include manufacturers, developers, contractors, consultants, suppliers/service companies, electricity generators/utilities, financiers, insurance companies, research institutes, engineers, recruitment consultants and many more.
  • January 14-18, 2013 and/or mid March, 2013China UCCTC MDCP Trade Mission - Tianjin, Shanghai, and Beijing, China – This trade mission is designed to promote US companies with clear potential in sectors such as energy efficiency and clean energy, which offer great export opportunities for US companies in China.
  • January 15-17, 2013World Future Energy Summit 2013 - Abu Dhabi, UAE - World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world's foremost annual meeting for the renewable energy and environment industries. It brings together world leaders, international policy makers, industry leaders, investors, experts, academia, intellectuals and journalists to find practical and sustainable solutions for today's energy security and climate change challenges. Key issues to be covered during WFES 2013 include: international policy, financing future energy, solar, green cities, sustainable buildings, wind, bio-fuels, e-mobility, energy storage, hydrogen, strategy, carbon capture and storage, smart grids & super grids, and nuclear energy.
  • January 30-31, 2013 - Mexican Wind Power 2013 - Mexico City, Mexico - This forum will bring together the main participants in the wind energy sector, including developers of strategy, policies and the regulation of sustainable energy, leaders of project development companies, manufacturers of equipment and components, suppliers of financial and technical services, researchers, and developers. Mexico Wind Power 2013 will also present a top level conference program focusing on the National Agenda for the development of Mexico's wind potential. The program is designed to have significant impact on public and private decisions and on the planning, organization and operation of the National Wind Energy Program. Early registration deadline is December 31, 2012.
  • February 12-13, 2013 - U.S.–Turkey Smart Grid Workshop - Istanbul, Turkey - USTDA is sponsoring a two-day workshop in Istanbul, Turkey to foster U.S. – Turkish partnerships for state-of-the-art electricity transmission and distribution projects throughout Turkey. Representatives from U.S. companies providing equipment and services to the power sector should attend to learn about upcoming opportunities in Turkey and connect with senior decision makers.
  • March 19-21, 2013 - AMERICANA 2013 - Montreal, Canada – The International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference (AMERICANA 2013) is one of the largest multi-sector environmental events in Canada. It gathers 10,000 participants and 350 exhibitors from all over the world to observe and showcase the latest innovations in environmental services and equipment, as well as renewable energy technologies. The increasing activity in the Canadian resource and energy sectors combined with strong domestic environmental consciousness has resulted in a lucrative market for environmental services and technologies tailored towards industries. Early bird registration deadline is January 15, 2013.
  • April 15-16, 2013 - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to Chile Santiago, Chile -The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) Trade Policy Mission to Santiago, Chile from April 15 - 16, 2013. The mission will be led by a senior Department of Commerce official, and will focus on: 1) creating a policy environment conducive to growth in Chile’s RE&EE market; and 2) introducing U.S. RE&EE exporters to key Chilean Government officials. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.

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RE&EE Export Initiative (RE4I) Annual Review Published

The second Annual Review of the ongoing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (RE4I) finds that the lasting impact of the initiative will be the collaborative foundation it created, which has supported the implementation of its 23 initial commitments. [November 2012]

USTDA Announces Cooperation with National Power Transmission Corporation of Vietnam

USTDA approved a technical assistance program for the National Power Transmission Corporation of Vietnam (NPT) to assist NPT in developing a new information technology (IT) and smart grid roadmap. The program will link a team of U.S.-based experts from Tangible International of Virginia with NPT to expand and modernize Vietnam’s electrical grid.  In addition to helping NPT develop the IT architecture for its smart grid implementation, the Tangible International team will assist NPT design a telecommunications system that will enable the power company to identify and react to time-sensitive transmission situations on its large electric grid. [November 2012]

Biofuels Markets Face Blending Constraints and Other Challenges

International biofuels trade patterns have changed significantly in recent years. Trade with Brazil, the world's other major producer of ethanol, shifted during 2010-11 as the United States became a net exporter of fuel ethanol in 2010, while at the same time raising imports of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol, which qualifies as an advanced biofuel under the RFS2 program. It is also much more useful for compliance with the California low carbon fuel standard than domestically produced corn ethanol because of its significantly lower carbon intensity rating. Exports of ethanol increased substantially as producers looked abroad for new markets and Brazil experienced a poor sugar harvest during 2011-12. [October 2012]

New UN Collaborating Centre for Energy Efficient Lighting Opens in Beijing

In October, the UN and partners announced the opening of the Global Efficient Lighting Centre (GELC) in Beijing, China. Launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese National Lighting Test Centre, GELC is designed to support the rapid deployment of energy-efficient technologies in developing and emerging countries.

Projects undertaken by the Centre include a lamp quality testing project, conducted in participation with the en.lighten initative. It aims to strengthen national quality control and  testing systems and to encourage the development of measurement, verification and enforcement programs in fourteen countries. [October 2012]

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  • 2012 - United Nations Environment Programme - "Feed-in Tariffs as a Policy Instrument for Promoting Renewable Energies and Green Economies in Developing Countries" (web) - This UNEP report is intended as a resource for policy makers in developing countries to make informed policy decisions about the use of FITs and to support nationally appropriate policy measures to scale up renewable energy. 
  • 2012 - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - "Illegal Trade in Environmentally Sensitive Goods" (web) - In this report, evidence based on customs data and information from licensing schemes is used to document the scale of illegal trade, as well as the economic and environmental impacts of such trade. National and international policies have an important role to play in regulating and reducing illegal trade and the report highlights a range of measures that can be taken at both levels.
  • 2012 - International Energy Agency - "The Impact of Wind Power on European Natural Gas Markets" (web) - This working paper discusses how an increasing wind market share changes the characteristics of the electricity demand that needs to be filled by generation capacity other than wind, the so-called residual demand. It discusses whether, and how the demand for fuel in the power sector changes due to an increasing wind market share, and whether, as a result, wind affects energy markets other than the electricity market.
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Market Research

Japan's Electricity Market and Opportunities for U.S. Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Exporters (pdf) - ITA, December 2012

Canada - $7.9 Billion in Clean Energy (pdf) - U.S. Commercial Service, November 2012

Italy: Smart Grid Market (pdf) - U.S. Commercial Service, October 2012

2014 World Cup and 2016 Winter Games in Brazil (pdf) - U.S. Commercial Service, October 2012

France Biofuels Report (pdf) - USDA FAS, October 2012 

Serbia Biofuels Report (pdf) - USDA FAS, October 2012

Alberta Wind Power Project in Canada (pdf) - U.S. Commercial Service, October 2012

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Trade Leads

Egypt - Integration of Wind Power (pdf) - December 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo - Hydroelectric Site Study (pdf) - December 2012

Nepal - Energy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project (pdf) - December 2012

Pakistan - Biomass Power Plant and Waste Heat Recovery for Cement Producer (html) - December 2012

Kenya - Geothermal Development Project (pdf) - February 2012

Jamaica - RE Generation up to 115 MW (html) - April 2013

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