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USAID and policymakers around the world who have designed and implemented auctions share valuable insights, global trends, and lessons learned.
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  • Bangladesh

    Developing Renewable Energy in Bangladesh

    SURE supported the Government of Bangladesh to enhance private sector engagement, energy security, competitive and transparent renewable energy procurement, and institutional capacity to integrate affordable renewable energy. Visit the website

USAID and policymakers around the world who have designed and implemented auctions share valuable insights, global trends, and lessons learned.

USAID Support

While more than a billion people have gained access to electricity since 2010, and prices for clean energy technology have fallen dramatically in recent years, nearly 760 million people worldwide still lacked access as of 2019, and many more suffer from poor service quality, including frequent and long power outages. Today, many developing countries are creating policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks to attract private investment in clean energy, increase energy efficiency, and expand electricity access. USAID works in partner countries across all aspects of the energy sector to support their journey to self-reliance. USAID is at the forefront of auction design and implementation, helping developing countries strengthen their energy sector through increased transparency and greater private sector participation.

USAID Projects and Initiatives

  • Bangladesh

    Developing Renewable Energy in Bangladesh

    SURE supported the Government of Bangladesh to enhance private sector engagement, energy security, competitive and transparent renewable energy procurement, and institutional capacity to integrate affordable renewable energy. Visit the website

  • Colombia

    Colombia’s Clean Energy Future

    USAID is helping Colombia diversify its energy mix with renewable energy while combating climate change, lowering electricity costs, creating local jobs, and promoting gender equality in the energy sector. Visit the website

  • Kazakhstan

    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

  • Mexico

    Institutional Framework for Auctions

    Mexico has implemented a major restructuring of its power sector which, with assistance from USAID, resulted in some of the world’s most competitive renewable energy prices. Visit the website

  • India

    Partnership to Advance Clean Energy: India

    USAID partners with India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to accelerate the deployment of utility-scale renewable energy through innovative competitive procurement frameworks. Visit the website

USAID Case Studies

  • Case Study

    Renewable Energy Auctions in Colombia

    This case study examines the context, design, and results of auctions in Colombia that diversified the country’s energy mix by bringing in private investment. Read the case study

  • Case Study

    Mexico’s Auction Program Injects Competition to Energy Market

    With support from USAID, Mexico’s auctions injected competition, private investment, efficiency, and transparency into the sector while achieving some of the world’s lowest renewable energy prices. Read the case study

  • Case Study

    Kazakhstan Renewable Energy Auctions

    Kazakhstan’s renewable energy auctions resulted in private investments and bid prices 25–40 percent below previous renewable tariff ceilings. Read the case study

  • Case Study

    Colombia Engages Private Sector and Forges Energy Future

    After awarding nine power purchase agreements, Colombia incorporates a private sector engagement strategy to ensure renewable energy projects are completed utilizing local labor. Read the case study

  • Fact Sheet

    India Releases Two System-Friendly Tenders

    India releases two system-friendly renewable energy procurements that lower generation and integration costs—major milestones in the country’s transition to a renewable energy future. Read the fact sheet

  • White Paper

    India: System-Friendly Renewable Energy Procurement

    As renewable energy prices fall and uptake increases, India turns to employing system-friendly procurement for new projects. Read the paper

  • Report

    Renewable Energy Incentives and Auctions: Lessons for ASEAN

    This report analyzes best practices and lessons learned from implementation of renewable energy incentives and policies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states. Read the report

Last updated: June 14, 2022

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