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Energy is USTDA’s largest sector of investment, comprising of three subsectors: traditional energy and power generation; electricity transmission and distribution; and renewable energy generation. The Agency’s energy sector activities create partnerships between U.S. companies and foreign project sponsors, which support U.S. jobs while increasing the world’s supply of clean energy and access to cleaner and more efficient fossil fuels. Fostering diverse projects in areas such as smart grid development, gas-fired power, refinery modernizations, coal-fired power, solar and energy storage, USTDA helps countries optimize their use of existing energy resources and make their energy markets more efficient and competitive. Using the full range of tools available to the Agency, USTDA pursues projects in these three key subsectors, creating opportunities for U.S. suppliers of cutting-edge equipment, technologies and services.

USTDA has a strong focus on supporting renewable energy projects worldwide, including U.S.-led project development that integrates new and competitive U.S. technologies such as energy storage and new market segments such as off-grid applications. USTDA support for energy storage technologies helps to balance grid-connected renewable energy, facilitate off-grid renewable energy deployment, and enable the development of hybrid renewable projects using U.S. goods and services. USTDA also considers geothermal, wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower activities, including small to mid-sized hydropower projects, that have the potential to generate significant U.S. exports.