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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.


With rising global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), an abundant gas supply in the United States and more gas export terminals coming online, there are significant export opportunities for U.S. LNG and gas infrastructure-related equipment and services. To help U.S. companies capture these opportunities, USTDA is funding activities related to import terminals, gas-fired power equipment and services, and relevant infrastructure that can be built using made-in-America technology. USTDA also works with U.S. companies that offer technological solutions to improve the efficiency and emissions of coal-fired power plants in emerging markets. USTDA’s cleaner coal activities include emissions controls, modernization technologies, power plant refurbishment, and coalbed methane/coalmine methane projects.