Electricity distribution is the final phase of delivering electric power to consumers.  Typically occurring at lower voltages, distribution refers to the tansfer of electric power from the high-voltage transmission network to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers.  Find out more about the work USEA is undertaking with our partners and members.

Feb 28, 2017
Washington, DC

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), which include solar, storage, energy efficiency, demand response, and CHP technologies, are disrupting the way electricity has traditionally been generated, transmitted and distributed for the last 100 plus years.  Continuing technological innovation and cost declines, together with customer demand, regulatory initiatives, and increasingly sophisticated third party participants, are causing utilities and their regulators to fundamentally rethink traditional business models and regulatory and rate structures.  However, how things may change, the rate of c

USEA in the News

"Big data — extremely large data sets commonly analyzed by computer to reveal patterns, trends and associations — is making it possible for utilities to use more and more renewables on the grid, not only in the industrial world, but also in developing countries. That could be a game changer for global efforts to reduce emissions in both the industrial and the developing world."


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From the Executive Director's Desk

USEA's Executive Director, Barry Worthington, discusses the state of the energy industry in 2016, and looking forward to 2017, expectations for the future of the industry

Success Story

To the people of Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, unpredictable power outages were a way of life that impacted businesses, schools, and homes. Any time there was a storm or technical failure, people could lose power for lengthy periods of time.

Women in Energy

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.


Request For Proposal


 Energy Technology and Governance Program
of the


United States Agency for International Development
and the
United States Energy Association

Apr 1, 2016
USEA Documents
Women in Energy

Every month we feature a women in energy that has shown exemplary leadership. We want to showcase her story and what she has done to get to where she is today. These women come from diverse backgrounds and roles; they bring with them a unique perspective to gender equality within the energy sector.

May 12, 2016
Washington, DC

Utilities across the world are in the process of modernizing their assets, including significant investment in smart grid infrastructure. This includes smart metering, or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation and other advancements in transmission and distribution infrastructure that leverage two-way communications and sensors. To-date, the majority of smart grid deployments have taken place in North America and Western Europe. However, over the course of the next decade, investment is shifting to emerging market countries.