Welcome to Our Electricity Infrastructure and Smart Grid Page
The development, construction, and operations of electricity infrastructure require investment in heavy machinery, equipment, hardware and other technology that provide the physical infrastructure of the electric grid, as well as the engineering, construction, maintenance, information technology, and other services that ensure a given electric power supply reaches end users.
According to the International Energy Agency, world electricity demand in 2030 will be double what it was at the start of the millennium. In order to meet this surging demand, global investment in electric transmission and distribution infrastructure, including smart grid technologies, will total $5.18 trillion between 2001 and 2030, which represents the highest predicted investment in any energy infrastructure sector over the period.
The trade events promoted on this page represent opportunities for US exporters in the electricity infrastructure and smart grid sectors to expand sales and partnerships and engage with key policy stakeholders.
- U.S. PAVILION at POWER-GEN Europe& Renewable Energy World, June 21-23, 2016, Milan, Italy
For the third consecutive year, the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service will organize a U.S. Pavilion at POWER-GEN Europe. The Pavilion offers an affordable exhibit opportunity for mid-sized, U.S.-based companies to gain exposure and expand their business in Europe. The U.S. Commercial Service will be providing to all U.S. Pavilion companies free of charge services to assist them in expanding their business in Europe and/or approaching the European market. Services will include counseling with Energy Trade Specialists from across Europe, Market Research on the power generation sector in Europe, an Export Interest Directory, and networking opportunities with foreign buyers. For more information, please contact Jason Sproule, International Trade Specialist.
- Power-Gen International (PGI), December 13-15, 2016, Orlando, FL
PGI 2016 is the power generation industry’s largest event in the world, attracting more than 20,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibitors from over 110 countries. Focused on providing the latest updates and information on key generation issues, PGI features a multi-track conference program plus curriculum of pre-conference courses. Please check back in August for programs organized by the U.S. Commercial Service to promote U.S. exports at the show!
- DistribuTECH 2017, January 31-February 2, 2017, San Diego, FL
DistribuTECH is the world's leading annual Transmission and Distribution (T&D) event attracting approximately 12,000 attendees from 67 countries. DTECH covers automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, communication technology, water utility technology and much more. Check back in August for more information on the delegations being recruited and programs being organized by the U.S. Commercial Service to promote U.S. exports!