Global Smart Grid Regulatory Reverse Trade Mission


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the Global Smart Grid Regulatory Reverse Trade Mission. The program will introduce over 20 utility executives and regulators from nine high-growth emerging markets to advanced technology solutions for their electricity grids.

For the past several years, USTDA has helped connect the U.S. smart grid industry to opportunities in these markets: The Agency’s activities represent more than $16 billion in investments in improving electricity transmission and distribution around the world.

Program Objectives

Anchored around attendance at the three-day DistribuTECH conference, this Reverse Trade Mission will provide U.S. companies with opportunities to meet with international utility companies and regulators. The visit is designed to:

  1. Introduce U.S. companies and solutions to international electric companies
  2. Assist distribution companies and their regulatory counterparts with growth-oriented regulations that facilitate innovation and investment
  3. Ensure that regulators are familiar with the benefits and operations of new technologies such as energy storage, smart metering systems, and demand response


The delegation will include Minister and C-level executives from the following countries:

🇧🇷 Brazil   🇨🇳 China   🇨🇴 Colombia   🇮🇳 India   🇳🇬 Nigeria   🇵🇦 Panama   🇵🇭 Philippines   🇿🇦 South Africa   🇹🇷 Turkey

Don’t forget to register for our Business Briefing

A Business Briefing event during DistribuTECH in San Diego is available on February 2, 2017 for qualified U.S. Companies.*
For additional information please click here: Business Briefing

Contact Information

PHM International is organizing this event on behalf of USTDA. For more information please contact Mr. Hank Kearney, President of PHM International at or +1.772.388.6496 ext. 104.

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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