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

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Update


May 3, 2013  •  Volume 3: Issue 6


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: The Latvian Energy Market: Possibilities in Efficiency and Modernization
May 15, 2013 - The U.S. Department of State will host a webinar that provides an overview of the Latvian energy market by the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Mark Pekala and Latvian officials. The overview will also include business and export opportunities to increase the efficiency of the Latvian energy sector. The webinar will be held at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Reverse Trade Mission: Brazil Waste-to-Energy and Landfill Gas-to-Energy - Various cities
June 23-July 3, 2013 - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will bring representatives from Brazil to learn about the latest U.S. waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy technologies and best practices. The delegates will tour project sites and meet with U.S. companies in Long Beach, CA; Washington, DC; and Orlando, FL.

Clean Energy Expo China - Beijing, China
July 3-5, 2013 - The Clean Energy Expo China 2013 (CEEC) at the China National Convention Center in Beijing is one of the largest and most influential events of its kind in Asia, attracting key decision makers in China’s clean energy industry. The Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy in China will host a U.S. Pavilion for U.S. firms.

Clean Energy Business Forum - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
July 17-18, 2013 - Co-hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Commercial Service, the Clean Energy Business Forum 2013 promotes opportunities for clean energy development in the Caribbean region. The Forum includes presentations on key issues for project development in the region and opportunities for networking with local market players.

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 deadline to apply is July 26.

Renewable Energy India 2013 - New Delhi, India
September 21-24, 2013  - This year’s 7th annual Renewable Energy India 2013 trade show will attract industry players and buyers from India’s rapidly growing renewable energy market. Exhibitors include both domestic and international firms.

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    RE&EE Advisory Committee Meeting Materials Posted Online
    On May 1, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) held their second meeting.  Presentations made by three sub-teams are available on the RE&EEAC website.  Also, the minutes from the February 20 meeting have been posted. [May 2013]

    FirmGreen, Inc. Named Ex-Im Bank Renewable Energy Exporter of the Year
    FirmGreen, Inc., a small firm that produces biogas equipment and hydrogen technology for fuel cells, was named the Renewable Energy Exporter of the Year by Export-Import Bank of the United States. Supported by a $48.6 million loan from Ex-Im, FirmGreen’s equipment will help build a biogas plant in Brazil, creating 165 new jobs at the company’s U.S. facilities. [April 2013]

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Announces 20 Companies for Infrastructure Trade Mission
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced that 20 U.S. companies will join her on an infrastructure business development trade mission to Brazil, Colombia, and Panama from May 12 to 18, 2013. Companies include Fluidic Energy, a sustainable energy storage company, and OSISoft, Inc., which develops smart grid technology software.[April 2013]

    USTDA Grant Supports Wind Project in Chile
    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $610,000 grant to Empresa Eólica Tablaruca S.A. of Chile to build a 99 MW wind farm on the Chilean island of Chiloé. USTDA will also fund a feasibility study, which will be open to U.S. firms for bidding soon. Check the USTDA Business Opportunities website for more information. [April 2013]

    USTDA and State Department Participate in U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program
    USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak and Secretary of State John Kerry attended the annual U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program meeting in Beijing on April 13, 2013. Director Zak also announced a new smart grid substation communication architecture pilot project in China led by Cisco Systems, Inc. and funded by USTDA. [April 2013]

    USTDA Awards Grant to Support Smart Grid Development in Vietnam
    The USTDA awarded a grant to the National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) of Vietnam to support a technical assistance program to expand and modernize Vietnam’s transmission infrastructure. The program also promotes the priorities of the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Partnership for a Sustainable Energy Future, announced by President Obama in November 2012. [April 2013]

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    • April 2013 - International Energy Agency - IEA Clean Energy Progress Report (PDF) - The International Energy Agency released the 2013 update of its annual Tracking Clean Energy Progress report which details global deployment of clean energy technologies. Key takeaways are the need for quicker adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and greater public investment in research and development.


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    Market Research

    France: France and the Bioeconomy (pdf) - USDA, April 2013

    Canada: Update of Feed-in-Tariff Program 2.0 for Renewable Energy (pdf) - Commercial Service, March 2013

    Canada: Market Overview of Energy Sector (pdf) - Commercial Service, March 2013

    China: Status of Standards Development and the Market of China's Smart Grid (web) - USTDA, February 2013

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    South Africa: Smart Metering Feasibility Study (web) - May 2013

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