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.

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Trade Events:

  • PowerGen International, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8-10, 2016
    PGI, part of the International Buyer Program, welcomes approximately 45 U.S. Embassy and Consulate led delegations to the show. The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing various programs to support these delegations and U.S. exhibitors and attendees to the show.

    The ShowTime program gives you an opportunity to request and schedule one-on-one meetings at the show with energy sector Commercial Specialists, located at the U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. For more information or to register, visit: http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/pgi/index.asp  

Country-Specific Seminars and Networking Reception
In addition to the ShowTime program at PGI, the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service is hosting several country-specific seminars and a networking reception focusing on export opportunities for U.S. companies in Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico. The seminars will be held on Wednesday, December 9th in various rooms at the Las Vegas Convention Center. No cost to participate.

The New Wholesale Electricity Market in Mexico & Business Opportunities After the Energy Reform , 10:00 - 11:30 am; Room N252 

Opportunities in Cote d'Ivoire's Power Sector, 11:30am - 1:30pm; Room N255

Identifying Export Opportunities for U.S. Businesses: Global Power Sector Trends & Outlook for U.S. Exporters, 1:00 - 2:00pm; Room N256

Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in the Saudi Power Market, 1:00 - 2:30pm; Room N257

Opportunities in West Africa: Ghana & Nigeria , 2:15 - 2:45 pm; Room N255

Opportunities in East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, 3:00 - 3:45 pm; Room N255

Opportunities in South Africa: South Africa, Mozambique, Angola ; 3:45 - 4:30 pm; Room N255

Networking Reception for Opportunities in Africa; 5:00 – 7:00 pm; Room N256

For additional information regarding the seminars or networking reception, visit the International Business Center, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Room N253 during the show or contact Melissa.Blackledge@trade.gov.

  • LA GALERIE, COP21, Paris (Le Bourget), France, Dec. 2-9, 2015
    Join the U.S. Pavilion at COP 21, the exhibition of low carbon solutions during COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Why exhibit at La Galerie? You’re a USA-based company or organization interested in gaining global exposure for your sustainable solutions; Promote solutions to policymakers and politicians as well as buyers; Take advantage of a USA-themed booth package at a special price; The U.S. Commercial Service will assist USA companies on-site at La Galerie ; Access to USA Pavilion lounge and meeting area; Receive daily briefings on COP21; Speaking opportunities available to showcase new products and services through panel sessions; La Galerie is the official exhibition of low carbon solutions located next to COP21; Be part of the most international, sustainable solutions event of the year; COP21 aims to finalize an agreement that commits all countries to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions; More than 20,000 visitors expected, including: UN delegates, representatives of state and economic decision makers, politicians, researchers, clean tech industry professionals, and experts. To learn more about La Galerie, please visit: www.world-efficiency.com/GB/La-Galerie.htm.

  • DistribuTECH 2016, Orlando, FL, February 9-111
    DistribuTECH 2016, supported by the International Buyer Program (IBP), is the utility industry's leading annual transmission and distribution conference and exhibition covering 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.

    The U.S. Commercial Service is currently recruiting delegations from 12 countries and will organize programs at DistribuTECH 2016 to assist U.S. companies export their products and services to these markets. For more information, or to register for programs at DistribuTECH 2016, click HERE.

  • World Smart Energy Week
  • Hannover Messe
  • Africa Utility Week
  • PowerGen Europe

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