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:

  • Demand Response World Forum, Orange County, CS, October 6-8
    The 2nd Annual Demand Response World Forum, October 6-8, 2015 in Costa Mesa, CA will bring together professionals from around the world to explore the latest auto-DR technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Technology innovators and business leaders will meet for three days to discuss the evolving role of ADR in enabling an integrated and flexible network that is responsive to a wide range of energy resources, marketplace entities, and customer energy demand and generation. For more information, visit http://www.drworldforum.com/.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Electricity Market Reform in Japan: Exploring Opportunities for U.S. Businesses - A Breakfast Seminar, Washington, D.C., October 15, 2015, 8:30-11:30 am
    Organized by the U.S. Department’s International Trade Administration.
    Don't miss your chance to develop a perspective on how the Japan electric market is reforming and where opportunities may exist to capitalize on this historical occasion; learn from experienced U.S. energy experts already doing business with several of Japan’s energy market participants; hear from government and industry stakeholders engaged in the reforming Japanese electric market and discuss potential opportunities. For more information, contact Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov.

  • U.S. Pavilion at the International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology, Shanghai, China, Oct. 14 – 16, 2015

    The U.S. Commercial Service in Shanghai is pleased to invite American companies to participate in the U.S. Pavilion at the 10th International Exhibition on Electrical Power Equipment and Technology (EP Shanghai 2015). This year’s show will be held in conjunction with two other major shows, Electrical Shanghai 2015 and EPA 2015 (Electric Power Automation Equipment and Technology) and ECEP 2015 (Energy Conservation and Environmental Power Technology).

    We welcome you to join us at this year’s show and promote your American products and services to China’s emerging electric power market.

    Organized and hosted by the China Electricity Council and State Grid Corporation of China, EP Shanghai 2015 is the only electrical power exhibition that has the support of the key power generation and power grid companies in China. EP China 2014, held in Beijing, showcased over 800 exhibitors from 22 countries or regions and attracted 24,235 visitors. The EP China and EP Shanghai shows have become the largest and most reputable electric power trade shows in China and present an ideal platform for U.S. companies to network with industry leaders and government officials, and to discuss potential opportunities, improvements and technological advancements in China’s electric power generation and transmission market. EP Shanghai 2015 will take place from October 14 to 16, 2015 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China. EP Shanghai 2015 is an excellent vehicle for U.S. firms interested in exploring the opportunities to export their products to China. If you are interested in participating in this year’s event, please contact our office or the show organizer for more information. Questions can be directed to Scott.Yao@trade.gov.

  • European Utility Week, Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3-5, 2015
    The most comprehensive smart energy conference and exhibition in Europe including 350+ exhibitors. Participants can view the latest technologies, solutions and industry developments showcased by the exhibitors. Delegates have access to an impressive range of conference sessions covering all aspects of smart electrical distribution. In 2014, 30% of exhibitors were new, bringing a fresh view on how to tackle the challenges that European utilities are facing. Delegations from more than 250 utilities throughout Europe, but also from the US, Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America, attended European Utility Week 2014. A U.S. Pavilion package with preferred pricing is available for eligible companies, and the CS Europe Energy Team will once again attend and counsel companies at European Utility Week. For more information on the US Pavilion at EUW, please click on the flyer here.

  • Smart Cities World Expo, Nov 17-19, 2015, Barcelona, Spain
    The SCEWCE is the leading event in the smart city industry, with over 400 cities, 242 companies and 10,000 visitors attending, including the most important figures in innovative urban planning. Along with the exhibition floor for companies to showcase and network, there will be educational sessions and matchmaking events to share the latest ideas and products with global market leaders. More info: http://www.smartcityexpo.com/ Contact: Angela.Turrin@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.