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  • Vietnam Goes Green

    Today, Bac Lieu residents have access to reliable electricity most days a week. As a result of investments by the Cong Ly Construction-Trade-Tourism Company, the region is now powered by Vietnam’s first near-offshore wind farm. Cong Ly Company is not stopping at just 16 MW of new clean energy — they plan to expand the wind farm to nearly 400 MW.

  • Power Africa - Rwanda

    In the rural Musanze District, it is not only villagers who participate in these volunteer activities. Representatives from DC HydroPower, a Rwandan energy company and a USTDA partner, also join the group for Umuganda. They are committed, on every day of the month, to ensuring that the work they do has a positive impact on the community.

  • Brighter Sales in South Africa

    In 2010, USTDA worked with representatives of the public and private sectors in South Africa to reduce energy consumption by investing in energy efficient technologies. This program included a training session in South Africa and a reverse trade mission that introduced delegates to energy efficient technologies, equipment, and best practices.

  • Clean Energy, Clear Benefits in Thailand

    In recent years, USTDA has helped Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company, PTT, identify the optimum design and specifications for the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal at Map Ta Phut. This terminal is needed to meet Thailand's growing requirements for clean gas fuels and to avoid additional coal-based power generation.

  • Biomicrobics - Fast Results in the Philippines

    In June 2010, during an environmental workshop in the Philippines, USTDA introduced representatives from the Manila Water Company (MWC) to Bio-Microbics, a small business headquartered in Shawnee, Kansas. As a direct result of this workshop and an ongoing USTDA-funded feasibility study on wastewater treatment facilities in the Philippines, Bio-Microbics secured new sales contracts with MWC.

  • Based on the results of a USTDA-funded investment analysis, the largest privately owned geothermal facility in Turkey became operational in May 2009. The 47.5 megawatt plant was built in the Aydin-Germencik geothermal field by the Gurmat Energy Investment and Trade Company, a private Turkish company.

  • Treating Solid Waste in Morocco

    City officials in Fes, Morocco were concerned in the late 1990s that solid waste, if not managed properly, would contribute to public health problems and poor living conditions. Responding to a request by the Communauté Urbaine de la Wilaya de Fes (CUWF), the region's inter-city government authority, USTDA recognized a long-term opportunity and funded a feasibility study to evaluate possible solutions to Fes' waste management needs.

  • Clean Energy for the Americas Program Helps Open Brazil's Energy Market for U.S. Companies

    As part of USTDA's focus on expanding clean energy power generation in emerging markets, the Agency launched the Clean Energy of the Americas Program in 2009 to introduce Latin American project sponsors to U.S. companies in the wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and waste-to-energy industries.