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Seci Meeting
Blog
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 4, 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

 

USEA in the News
Executive Director Statements
Sep 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Association Executive Director, Barry Worthington, told Fox Business’ host Liz Claman the U.S. needs all forms of energy, especially during these trying times where weather events are knocking down power lines and access to energy at record rates.

Press Release
Sep 22, 2017

Mexico City— More than 150 North American energy executives and ministers met in Mexico City on September 12 to discuss how the three countries could cooperate on energy resource development, infrastructure interconnection, and grid modernization to integrate more renewables.

And on the eve of the second round of NAFTA talks, executives agreed that a new trade deal would help sustain or improve energy cooperation among the three countries.

Women in Energy
Aug 21, 2017

The Women in Energy series is a joint project between USEA and USAID that was developed out of USEA’s Engendering Utilities Partnership, a program funded by USAID to improve gender policies and gender outcomes at their respective organizations.

 

Press Release
Aug 17, 2017

Pullman, Washington—One of the country’s leading manufacturers of power systems technology has won the U.S. Energy Association Project of the Year award for bringing safe, reliable electricity to two villages in Brcko, a major municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Request For Proposal
Aug 17, 2017

United States Energy Association

Power Africa: A U.S. Government-Led Partnership to Increase Sub-Saharan Africa’s Access to Energy

Request for Proposal – Ethiopia Leadership Training

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Ethiopia Leadership Training

 

Closing date of RFP:                                       September 1, 2017

 

Implementing Organization:                      United States Energy Association

 

Executive Director Statements
Press Release
Aug 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. -  On Thursday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Andrew Green as the new Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

As a strong partner of USAID for the past 25 years--expanding energy infrastructure and energy programs in developing countries--USEA is pleased with President Trump’s decision to have Mark Andrew Green at the helm of such a significant agency at such a critical juncture.

In a statement, USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington said:

USEA in the News
Press Release
Jun 29, 2017

Washington, D.C.—Today, President Donald Trump will announce his strong support of energy policies that propel the U.S. as a world leader on all energy production and development, and supply.

To culminate White House Energy Week, President Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry will host Unleashing American Energy, an event to illuminate the plan and policies that will help the U.S. continue on a path to global energy dominance.

Executive Director Statements
Press Release
Jun 23, 2017
 

USEA welcomes Indian Prime Minister Modi, sees strong collaboration on energy 

 
Washington, DC—On June 26, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, administration officials, industry and business leaders. 
 
USEA Executive Director, Barry Worthington, looks forward to a productive visit that promises strong cooperation between the U.S. and India on energy development, infrastructure expansion, resource management and other issues.
 
Success Story
Jun 2, 2017

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The United States Energy Association USEA), through a United States Agency for International (USAID) supported project, has structured a landmark agreement among seven transmission system operators (TSOs) in seven countries in Eastern Europe to work together on planning, expanding and potentially interconnecting natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

USEA in the News
Executive Director Statements
From the Executive Director's Desk
Press Release
Jun 1, 2017

Washington, DC— On Thursday, President Trump announced that his administration would renegotiate U.S. obligations under the Paris Agreement.
In a statement, USEA Executive Director, Barry Worthington, said:

“USEA supports a clean energy economy, and we work to advance clean energy technologies, such as carbon capture and sequestration, which can reduce carbon emissions and meet global climate goals.

Jun 1, 2017

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for CCS. It also promotes awareness and champions legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies. The CSLF Secretariat plans to increase stakeholder outreach and engagement to align the CSLF message alongside other voices in the industry.