USEA Articles

Press Release
Feb 16, 2018

Washington—Ohio Republican Bill Johnson told reporters Wednesday at the U.S. Energy Association that the country has lost its place as a global leader of innovation.

Feb 15, 2018

Executives from the Électricité d’Haiti (EDH) and the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation, and Communication (MTPTC) participated in a USAID-funded executive exchange in Kingston, Jamaica where they discussed creating a new electricity regulatory authority and reforming Haiti’s power sector with the Jamaican Public Service Company Ltd. (JPS), the Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), and the Jamaican Ministry of Science, Energy, and Technology (MSET).

Press Release
Feb 5, 2018

Mexico City — U.S. Energy Association Executive Director Barry Worthington told environmentalists and former Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Pachauri at a major climate conference this week, that coal will be a part of the global energy mix for years to come.

Press Release
Feb 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday February 2, Brock D. Bierman will be sworn in as Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development for its Europe and Eurasia Bureau.

Press Release
Jan 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, in his first State of the Union address, President Trump highlighted American energy security, production, and growth of the sector as a priority for his administration. 

U.S. Energy Association Executive Director, Barry Worthington, issued the following statement:

USEA in the News
Jan 29, 2018

"When President Donald Trump addresses Congress and the nation Tuesday, we can expect to hear much of the same from last year when it comes to energy policy.

When the newly elected President Trump spoke at a Joint Session of Congress last February he said, "we have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations."

Jan 12, 2018

Through funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) project, USEA organized a five-day executive exchange for Nepal members of parliament residing in provinces with planned large hydro facilities, and executives from the Investment Board Nepal, which is the lead organization in large hydropower development.  Vietnam shared their experiences in the planning, appraisal, financing, development, risk mitigation, structuring, and operations involved in large hydropower production. 

Request For Proposal
Jan 9, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Ethiopia Substation Operation & Maintenance “Train-the-Trainers” Series

Closing date of RFP:                                       February 9, 2018

Implementing Agency:                                   United States Energy Association

Funding Agency:                                             United States Agency for International Development


Request For Proposal
Jan 9, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Financial Modelling Training for Natural Gas Sector

Closing date of RFP:                                     January 24, 2018

Implementing Organization:                       United States Energy Association

Funding Agency:                                           United States Agency for International Development

Award Ceiling:                                               $50,000

Request For Proposal
Dec 4, 2017

United States Department of Energy
United States Energy Association
Promoting Domestic and International Consensus on Fossil Energy Technologies (CONSENSUS)


Seci Meeting
Nov 16, 2017

By Steve Burns, USAID and Will Polen, USEA 

October 24 was a historic day for the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Energy Association (USEA). 

After 16 years, and as planned, we brought the Southeast Europe Cooperation Initiative Transmission System Planning Project (SECI) to completion and turned over the region’s transmission system management to the European Network of Transmission System Operators of Electricity (ENTSO-E).    

Nov 16, 2017

USEA’s Senior Director, Will Polen, tells The German Marshall Fund of the United States what it’s like to work with utilities and regulators globally in USEA’s work to expand infrastructure in Eastern Europe with USAID

Request For Proposal
Nov 13, 2017

Closing date of RFP:                       December 11, 2017

Implementing Organization:       United States Energy Association

Funding Agency:                             United States Agency for International Development

Request For Proposal
Nov 10, 2017


Closing date of RFP:            December 8, 2017

Implementing Agency:         United States Energy Association

Funding Agency:                  United States Agency for International Development through a subcontract from Tetra Tech ES, Inc.

Bonn Germany Climate talks
Executive Director Statements
Press Release
Nov 9, 2017

Bonn, Germany — The U.S. Energy Association’s executive director, Barry Worthington, will join industry leaders and Trump administration officials at global climate talks in Bonn to discuss the critical role of fossil fuels to meet the growing global energy demand.

The White House and the State Department will host a COP23 side event, “The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation,” on Monday November 13 from 6:30- 8 p.m. in Room 7 of the Bonn Zone.

Secretary Rick Perry
Press Release
Oct 19, 2017

Cape Town, South Africa—On Monday, October 23, the U.S. Energy Association, along with the U.S. Energy Department’s Office of International Affairs, and Office of Fossil Energy, will help kick off Africa Oil Week by releasing a new version of its LNG handbook designed to help Sub-Saharan Africa develop its natural gas resources and LNG projects.

Oct 13, 2017

Manila, Philippines -- USEA/USAID supports the participation of delegates from Uzbekistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to attend the 2017 Asia Clean Energy Forum and the pre-forum Deep Dive Workshops that focused on renewable energy grid integration, geospatial analysis of renewable energy deployment and transmission planning, and reverse power auctions to scale up renewable energy development.

Request For Proposal
Oct 5, 2017

Proposal Application Closed

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Training on the Design, Management and Operation of a Power Trading Entity


Closing date of RFP:                                    November 6, 2017

Implementing Agency:                                United States Energy Association

Funding Agency:                                          United States Agency for International Development