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.
- 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 14countries 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, Tokyo, Japan, March 2-4, 2016
U.S. companies seeking to develop new contacts and trade leads with buyers and decision-makers in the Asian renewable energy market should consider exhibiting at World Smart Energy Week 2016, March 2 to 4, 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan.
World Smart Energy Week, certified under the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Fair Certification Program, is focused on renewable energy such as: wind power generation, photovoltaic (PV) power generation, PV systems, and processing technologies; advanced technologies such as fuel cells and rechargeable batteries; energy efficiency solutions such as smart grid; and eco-houses and eco-buildings. For more information, contact Misa Shimizu.
- Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany, April 25-29, 2016
HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, and USA Partner Country status means more exposure and opportunity for U.S. energy and advanced transportation firms participating as exhibitors in the U.S. Energy Pavilion. Join the U.S. Energy Pavilion to connect to buyers, distributors, and resellers looking specifically for new partners in your industry. Click here or contact Shannon Fraser to learn more about HM16 and how to exhibit in the Energy and Advanced Transportation Pavilion.
- African Utility Week, Capetown, South Africa, May 17-19, 2016
The 16th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike. For more information, contact Mike Calvert.
- Power-Gen Europe, Milan, Italy, June 21-23, 2016
PGE is Europe’s premier event in the power generation sector, attracting 450 exhibitors and over 11,000 professional attendees from 100+ countries. A U.S. Pavilion will be organized and Showtime Export Counseling Meetings will be organized with visiting U.S. Embassy and Consulate industry specialists. Please check back in January for more information. Contact Jason Sproule with questions.