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Energy Update - January 2018


The Indian market with its one billion plus population, presents lucrative and diverse opportunities for U.S. exporters with the right products, services, and commitment. India’s requirements for equipment and services for major sectors such as energy, environmental, healthcare, high-tech, infrastructure, transportation, and defense will exceed tens of billions of dollars in the mid-term as the Indian economy further globalizes and expands. As per the revised estimates released by Central Statistical Organization (CSO), India’s GDP growth for FY 2016-17 was 7.1%. With expected continuance of the government’s liberal policies and with soon to be implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST), India has potential for a sustained high growth for the next couple of years and the U.S. companies must seize the opportunities to enter the rising Indian market.

India is already a major renewable energy market (with the sixth largest renewable energy capacity) despite fossil fuels still accounting for 75 percent of its energy mix. A new national government commitment to clean energy should facilitate growth over the next several years. According to ITA’s projections, only two markets will install more renewable energy capacity through 2017 than India – China and Japan. To learn more about India as a top U.S. renewable energy export market, click here.

For the administration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the largest and most perplexing challenge is arguably addressing India’s significant need for power. India currently is home to 18 percent of the global population, but only accounted for 5.7 percent of the global energy demand in 2013. India runs at an average energy deficit of 5 percent with values as high as 25 percent in some regions, leading to daily rolling brownouts, hampering economic growth and limiting foreign investment in the country. The July 2012 blackout that affected 620 million people was, for example, seen as a global embarrassment and remains a politically contentious topic to this day. To learn more about India as a top U.S. smart grid export market, click here.

U.S. Commercial Service India

Trade Events

Exhibit at EXPOMIN Chile and ExpoMINA Peru
with MDCP Program Funded Opportunity

  • Chile: EXPOMIN, April 23-27, 2018, Santiago, Chile
  • Peru: EXPOMINA, September 12-14, 2018, Lima, Peru

The IMPACT PROJECT is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, MDCP program and will be partially subsidizing the booth space for U.S. companies in Chile and Peru.

Inquiries: Brent Rondon. Tel. 412-396-5670. Email: rondon@duq.edu or at www.sbdc.duq.edu/impact


Chile: A Leading Market for Infrastructure, Construction, and Mining

Chile is the most open and transparent market in Latin America!  Its economy favors private sector;  Is the leading producer of copper; lithium, gold, silver and zinc; Is investing heavily on infrastructure.Chile serves as a base headquarter for many U.S. companies entering the Latin American markets.

Who will benefit from this webinar?
U.S. companies in the following industries: construction, mining, oil and gas, energy, safety equipment, transportation, water treatment and telecommunications.

What you will learn? 
Export Strategies to enter Chile and the best ways to find reps and distributors. Learn about the EXPOMIN trade show and the IMPACT Project. 

Marcelo Orellana. Chile Mining Specialist based in Chile. U.S. Commercial Service. 
Steven Murray. Senior International Trade Specialist. Pittsburgh, PA. U.S. Commercial Service. 
Brent Rondon. Manager, IMPACT Project. Duquesne University SBDC.

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018 | Time: 10:30am to 11:15am
Location: Webinar connection | RSVP at steven.murray@trade.gov | Program Flyer

Trade Leads

Ivory Coast and Morocco: AfDB Approved $324 Million in Loans for REE Projects
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $324 million in loans to support renewable energy projects in these two countries, which are expected to significantly increase power supplies and keep economic growth on track.

Ukraine: Gas Transportation System Operators (TSO)
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine invites potential Gas Transportation System Operators (TSO) to the preliminary consultations and discussion on possible conditions for the upcoming tender to attract potential TSO partner(s) to operate in newly created PJSC Main Gas Pipelines of Ukraine

MALAWI: Contracts for the Supply and Delivery of Transmission Materials
ESCOM is looking to procure 18,000 meter of AAAC Elm conductor and 12,000 meter of 7/2.64mm steel wire. Detailed bidding documents are in the hyperlink.
Deadline: January 26, 2PM Local Time (GMT+2) | CS Contact:  LilongweECON@state.gov

Market Research

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Did You Know...?

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  3. A list of free online tools and APIs for optimizing your website for ecommerce

Visit our eCommerce Export Resource Center for other helpful articles and tools, such as over 120 eCommerce Country Commercial Guides, exporting APIs, business success stories, and more!

Find more trade resources here.


The Global Energy Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. energy industry, expanding market access, and increasing exports. To learn more about you how you can receive assistance in finding market intelligence, developing your export strategy, connecting with international buyers, or support at trade events, contact your Local Trade Specialists in one of our 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers around the U.S. Visit our Energy webpage or follow us on Twitter.

Questions about the Energy Update: Contact Danielle Caltabiano.

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