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.

Trade Events:

  • DISTRIBUTECH 2014, San Antonio, January 28-30, 2014
  • POWER-GEN Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil, October 21-23, 2014
  • Distributech Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil, October 21-23, 2014
  • HydroVision Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil, October 21-23, 2014
  • POWER-GEN Europe, Cologne, Germany, June 3-5, 2014

San Antonio, January 28-30, 2014
DistribuTECH is the utility industry’s leading annual T&D event, covering automation and control systems, demand response, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, data analytics, commercial and industrial energy management technology, and water utility technology. The U.S. Commercial Service International Business Center (IBC) at DistribuTECH will offer U.S. companies with free export counseling with Foreign Commercial Service representatives based in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, the IBC will include Country Market Briefings, B2B matchmaking services, and international business development consultations. For additional information, click on the hyperlink above, or contact Shannon Fraser at Shannon.Fraser@trade.gov .

DistribuTECH Webinar on U.S. Commercial Service Programs
December 19, 2013
As a U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Event, DistribuTECH will feature U.S. Commercial Service domestic and overseas trade specialists who will provide export consultations to U.S. companies. As part of the international program of events at DistribuTECH, U.S. companies can take part in meetings with foreign buyers, tailored consultations on the best international markets and business prospects, briefings on overseas smart grid policies, programs, and projects, and discussions with government leaders who will provide smart grid market insights, both in the U.S. and abroad. Click on the hyperlink above to download the webinar, or contact Shannon Fraser at Shannon.Fraser@trade.gov .

POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil & DistribuTECH Brasil
São Paulo, Brasil, October 21-23, 2014
Co-located events, POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil provide a strategic platform for information exchange, networking and new business development for the power generation market. With Brazil facing a need for a massive expansion of its energy and power sectors to keep pace with the demands of economic growth, these co-located events have technical conferences that will address key issues and hot topics, plus feature an exhibition showcasing hundreds of products and services from leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
For more information, click on the hyperlink above, or contact Igly Serafim at Igly.Serafim@trade.gov

Cologne, Germany, June 3-5, 2014
Why you should be at POWER-GEN Europe this year

  • POWER-GEN Europe is the region's largest event dedicated to power generation
  • More than 12,000 energy decision-makers from over 100 countries will attend
  • The two large halls hold 500+ exhibitors, many of whom potential customers or partners
  • The co-located conference is an excellent opportunity for you to gain market intelligence
  • By exhibiting at the U.S. Pavilion, you will minimize your costs and maximize the value of your participation at this premier event.

For more information, click on the hyperlink above, or contact Marta.Haustein@trade.gov