Programs & Initiatives

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Mexico 2019

Residential Air Conditioning Electricity Monitoring

This field study of air conditioning units in Sonora, Mexico provides strong evidence supporting uptake of high-efficiency units. Results may also help in designing effective incentive programs and construction codes. View more information.

Global Programs

Global 2017–2021

Scaling Up Renewable Energy

Delivering technical solutions to scale clean energy rapidly and effectively through strategic energy planning, grid integration, competitive procurement (auctions), renewable energy zones, and smart incentives. Visit the website.
Global 2016–2022

The USAID-NREL Partnership

USAID and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are partnering to support clean, reliable and affordable power by helping developing countries with policy, planning and deployment support for advanced energy technologies. View more information.
Global 2016–Ongoing

Energy Efficiency for Development

This global initiative provides technical resources and expert advice to USAID partner countries in advancing energy efficiency strategies and achieving more resilient and sustainable economic development. View more information.
Global 2016–Ongoing

Energy Regulatory Partnership Program

Developing partnerships between U.S., third country and developing country regulators to share best practices and improve regulatory practices in developing countries to help attract investment, advance clean energy and strengthen sector oversight. View more information.
Global 2015–Ongoing

Engendering Utilities

This program works with organizations in male-dominated industries to increase economic opportunities for women, improve gender equality, boost business performance, and strengthen economies. Visit the website.
Global 2014–2021

Sector Reform and Utility Commercialization

Helping power utilities in developing countries to improve their operational and financial performance to strengthen long-term sustainability of electric systems. Visit the website.
Global 2012–2019

Powering Agriculture

To support economic growth and reduce extreme poverty and hunger in developing countries, Powering Agriculture supported innovators developing and deploying clean energy solutions within the agriculture sectors of developing countries. Visit the website.
Global 2012–Ongoing

Development Innovation Ventures

Bringing new ideas for solving problems by using a tiered, evidence-based funding model to test ideas, gather evidence and support proven solutions. Visit the website.
Global 2007–Ongoing

Energy Utility Partnership Program

Facilitating strategic partnerships between U.S., third country and developing country partner utilities to share best practices and expand global access to sustainable energy to promote the transition to a low-emission, climate-resilient world. Visit the website.
Global 2006–Ongoing

Private Financing Advisory Network

A global network of climate and clean energy financing experts that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects and private sector investors. Visit the website.

Regional Programs

Asia-Pacific 2018–Ongoing

Asia EDGE – Enhancing Development and Growth Through Energy

This whole-of-government initiative will grow sustainable and secure energy markets across the Asia-Pacific region and level the playing field for private sector firms. Visit the website.
Sub-Saharan Africa 2013–Ongoing

Power Africa

Bringing together technical and legal experts, the private sector, and governments from around the world to work in partnership to increase the number of people with access to power. Visit the website.
Sub-Saharan Africa 2016–Ongoing

Scaling Off Grid Energy

Accelerating growth in the off-grid energy market to provide 20 million households in sub-Saharan Africa with access to modern, clean and affordable electricity. Visit the website.
Southeast Asia 2016–Ongoing

Clean Power Asia

Helping countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region attract greater and more diverse sources of investment for renewable energy sources. Visit the website.
Jamaica, Eastern Caribbean 2015–2018

Caribbean Clean Energy Program

Supporting energy efficiency through policies and incentives that promote greater public/private sector investment in clean energy development. Read the final report.
South Asia 2000–Ongoing

South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration

Promoting integration of energy systems and enhancing cross border energy trade among participating South Asian countries. Visit the website.

Country Programs

Colombia 2018–Ongoing

Reverse Energy Auction Design Support

USAID is helping Colombia develop policy, regulatory, and business environments to procure renewable energy through auctions. The auction represents an opportunity to bring low-cost renewable energy, while promoting investment in Colombia’s energy sector. Visit the website.
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2016–2019

Power Sector Reform

Providing technical assistance and training to support the national power sector strategy and establish a Regulatory Authority and Rural Electrification Agency. Read the final report.
India 2009–Ongoing

Partnership to Accelerate Clean Energy

Supporting research and deployment of clean energy through PACE-R (research) and PACE-D (deployment) initiatives, and promoting energy access through its PEACE initiative. Visit the website.
Indonesia 2015–2020

Indonesia Clean Energy Development II

Improving the governance of clean energy development in Indonesia, with an emphasis on establishing an effective policy, regulatory and incentive environment for low-emission growth in the energy sector. Visit the website.
Kazakhstan 2017–Ongoing

Energy Auctions for Kazakhstan’s Green Economy

Despite being a fossil fuel-based economy with a surplus of energy, Kazakhstan has a successful renewable energy auction program that is transforming its energy sector and diversifying its energy mix. Visit the website.
Kosovo 2014–Ongoing

Energy Reform Project

Delivering technical assistance and capacity building solutions to local institutions to enable more inclusive and sustained economic development. Read the fact sheet.
Mexico 2019

Residential Air Conditioning Electricity Monitoring

This field study of air conditioning units in Sonora, Mexico provides strong evidence supporting uptake of high-efficiency units. Results may also help in designing effective incentive programs and construction codes. View more information.
Mozambique 2016–2020

Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development

Advancing reforms in areas such as agriculture, trade & investment, power, water and biodiversity conservation to attract investment, expand markets and promote broad inclusive economic growth. Visit the website.
Nepal 2015–2020

Hydropower Development Project

Expanding access to modern, high-quality hydropower services while facilitating and encouraging private sector investment. Visit the website.
Pakistan 2013–Ongoing

Mangla Dam Rehabilitation Project

Supporting the rehabilitation of the Mangla hydroelectric power station to add 300 MW to the plant’s generation capacity. Learn more.
Pakistan 2010–2023

Tarbela Dam Project

Supporting the rehabilitation of the Tarbela Hydroelectric Power Station to restore 148 MW of generation capacity and add 648 million kilowatt hours of energy per year. Learn more.
Philippines 2014–Ongoing

Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability

Minimizing barriers to clean energy development by streamlining business processes; and promoting interaction between energy developers, financial institutions, and communities. Visit the website.
Philippines 2014–Ongoing

Energy Policy and Development Program

Strengthening capacity to formulate evidence-based policies and strategies for cost-effective energy sector development in the Philippines. Visit the website.
Ukraine 2013–Ongoing

Municipal Energy Reform Project

Enhancing Ukraine’s energy security through policy reform, increased energy efficiency and greater investment in the energy sector. Visit the website.