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USAID-NREL Partnership



USAID is partnering with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support clean, reliable, and affordable power in the developing world and assist with policy, planning, and deployment support for advanced energy technologies. The USAID-NREL Partnership addresses advanced energy system challenges such as:

  • renewable energy integration
  • grid modernization
  • distributed energy resources and storage
  • energy efficiency
  • power sector resilience
  • data collection and analysis

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Global Technical Platforms

The USAID-NREL Partnership’s global technical platforms provide free, state-of-the-art support on common and critical challenges to scaling up advanced energy systems. These platforms, informed by country demand and NREL’s domestic and international experience, are universally relevant to developing nations, at different stages of energy transitions, and provide a combination of analytical tools, training, and knowledge products. Our technical platforms:

 

 
Renewable Energy (RE) Explorer
Renewable Energy (RE) Explorer
The Renewable Energy (RE) Explorer web platform provides free renewable energy data, analytical tools, and technical assistance to developers, policymakers, and decision-makers in developing countries. Users can access renewable energy data and related geospatial data sets to guide development of domestic energy resources.
Greening the Grid
Greening the Grid
Greening the Grid is a platform for expertly curated information, tools, and technical assistance to support countries in power system transformation and grid modernization. Greening the Grid addresses the technical challenges around grid modernization and advanced energy integration through the Grid Integration toolkit, the Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) Transmission Planning Process toolkit, and the Distributed Photovoltaics (DPV) toolkit.
The International Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (I-JEDI) model
The International Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (I-JEDI) model
The International Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (I-JEDI) model is a free, online tool for analyzing the potential economic impacts and job benefits from wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy projects around the world.
The Resilient Energy Platform
The Resilient Energy Platform
The Resilient Energy Platform provides expertly curated resources, training, tools, and technical assistance to developers, policymakers, and decision-makers in developing countries to enhance power sector resilience.

USAID Implementer:

Andrea Watson
U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory
andrea.watson [at] nrel [dot] gov

USAID Contact:

Jeremy Foster
Senior Energy Advisor
jfoster [at] usaid [dot] gov