The USAID-NREL Partnership

USAID and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are partnering to support clean, reliable and affordable power in the developing world. The USAID-NREL Partnership helps countries with policy, planning and deployment support for advanced energy technologies.

Through this collaboration, USAID is accessing advanced energy expertise and analysis pioneered by the U.S. National Laboratory system to help partner countries transition toward advanced, modernized power systems supporting energy security and clean economy goals. The Partnership addresses critical aspects of advanced energy systems including renewable energy deployment, grid modernization, distributed energy resources and storage, power sector resilience, and the data and analytical tools needed to support them.

Global technical platforms, or toolkits, developed through the Partnership provide free, state-of-the-art support on common and critical challenges to scaling up advanced energy systems. These toolkits, informed by country demand and NREL’s domestic and international experience, are universally relevant to developing nations and provide a combination of analytical tools, training, and knowledge products. Our technical platforms include:

  • Renewable Energy (RE) Explorer provides free renewable energy data, analytical tools, and technical assistance to developers, policymakers, and decision makers in developing countries.
  • Greening the Grid addresses the technical challenges around grid modernization and advanced energy integration through three approaches: grid integration, renewable energy zones, and distributed photovoltaics.
  • International Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (I-JEDI) provides an economic model that helps users analyze gross economic impacts of renewable energy projects.

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Last updated: September 20, 2019