Webinar: China's Smart Grid, Status of Standards Development and the Market
February 12, 2013 -- USTDA recently sponsored three projects to assist U.S. companies in obtaining access to China's Smart Grid market. These projects, on Smart Grid Standards, Smart Meter Standards and Demand Response included U.S. experts that worked with Chinese Smart Grid leaders from the China's National Energy Administration and State Grid to assess the Standards and technologies that China should adopt in this market. This FREE webinar, which will take place from 11am to 1pm EST, is a chance to hear directly from these experts, review their findings and the latest Smart Grid market status.
U.S.–Turkey Smart Grid Workshop - Istanbul, Turkey
February 12-13, 2013 - 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.
Meeting of Secretary's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee -- Washington, DC
February 20, 2013 -- The Secretary of Commerce's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will meet for the first time since its re-chartering. The Committee is tasked with developing recommendations to improve the export competitiveness of the RE&EE sector.
AMERICANA 2013 - Montreal, Canada
March 19-21, 2013 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.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to Chile Santiago, Chile
April 15-16, 2013 - 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.
Reverse Trade Mission from ASEAN on Smart Grid -- Washington, DC and San Francisco, California
April 25-May 1, 2013 -- The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will bring a group of senior ASEAN policy-makers, utility representatives, and energy regulatory authorities to the United States to build on the key points from the U.S-ASEAN Smart Grid Workshop held in Hanoi in November 2012. The delegates will meet with leading U.S. technology and service providers, as well as power utilities and U.S. energy and regulatory authorities.
WINDPOWER 2013 - Chicago, IL
May 5-8, 2013 - 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.
Clean Energy Expo China 2013 -- Beijing, China
July 3-5, 2013 -- The Clean Energy Expo China 2013 (CEEC) will take place July 3-5, 2013 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. The trade show is one of the largest and most influential events of its kind anywhere in Asia, attracting key decision-makers in China's clean energy industry.
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Online Resource Mapping Tool Launches on IRENA website
The International Renewable Energy Agency announced in January the launch of the world’s first open-access resource mapping tool for renewable energy. The Global Atlas, a joint initiative of 37 countries, combines global maps and data for solar and wind energy resources and will expand to other forms of renewable energy in the next few years. [January 2013]
Market Development Cooperator Program Accepting Applications
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has opened this year’s Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) Awards, which awards up to $300,000 to industry groups for projects that enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. exporters. Applications are due by February 28, 2013. [January 2013]
Ex-Im Bank Approves $780,000 Loan Guarantee To Finance U.S. Solar-Module Exports to Mexican Rooftop Solar-Power Project
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) will guarantee a $780,000 loan to finance the export of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules manufactured by Suniva, Inc. to a solar rooftop project in central Mexico. The project will be one of the largest of its kind in Mexico. Ex-Im’s financing for this and other projects has helped to sustain 190 jobs at Suniva’s manufacturing facility in Norcross, Ga. [January 2013]
USAID Signs Agreement with Government of Georgia to Promote Private Hydropower Project Development
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia to support implementation of the Georgian Electricity Market Model 2015 (GEMM 2015). GEMM 2015 is designed to promote private development of hydropower projects by enabling plants to more easily sell electricity to Turkey and other regional markets. [January 2013]
ITA Partner Launches US-China Clean Tech Center in Tianjin, China
Representatives from the U.S. Commercial Service in Beijing and the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation announced the launch of the U.S. China Clean Tech Center (CTC) at the Tianjin Economic Development Area’s Low-Carbon Economy Promotion Center (TEDA ECO Center). The US-China CTC will serve US clean tech exporters to China by providing match making services and events, leading trade missions, and supporting ITA trade promotion activities. [January 2013]