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Medium Mar 2019

From Lineman to Lineworker: How Women Are Breaking Boundaries in the Energy Sector

Gender equality improves the lives of girls and women — and the global economy as a whole. Read the blog »
 
Video Feb 2019

USAID & NRECA – Lighting The Way

The National Rural Electric Cooperatives of America (NRECA) and USAID are powering self-reliance by bringing electricity to rural communities across the developing world. Watch the video »
Share America Sep 2018

Linking Central to South Asia With More Than Electricity

Two countries in Central Asia have electricity to spare, while two neighbors need more power. Learn how all four countries are cooperating on CASA-1000 to solve both problems. Read more »
Share America Aug 2018

Asia’s Largest Rail Network Goes Solar With U.S. Help

USAID supports India’s ambitious clean energy program, including Indian Railways’ solar rooftop project. Read more »
Featured Story Aug 2018

Power Sector Reform Pays Off

Competitive procurement deploys clean energy capacity efficiently, creates market opportunities for investors, and improves the lives of communities suffering from high energy costs and unreliable service. Read more »
Featured Story Apr 2018

Empowering Renewable Energy Development in Pacific Island Countries

USAID profile explores how small island developing states pursue low emission development. Read more »
Featured Story Mar 2018

Partnership and Innovation in Sustainable Energy Lifts Lives

Woman entrepreneur in rural India triples income with reliable source of energy Read more »
Medium Mar 2018

Girl Power!

Leveling the Playing Field for Women in Energy Read more »
Medium Jan 2018

Cyber Attacks Anywhere Are a Threat Everywhere

How USAID is working to deter cyber attacks on power grids in Eastern Europe. Read more »
Medium Dec 2017

Gender Equality in the Ethiopian Power Sector

Meazagenet Tsegaye of the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) helps her company advance gender equality in the power sector with the help of Power Africa and the World Bank. Read more »
Medium Dec 2017

American Tech Stores African Power

With support from Power Africa, Madagascar aims to increase access to electricity to 70 percent by 2030. Read more »
Featured Story Nov 2017

Powering the Poor

A woman entrepreneur makes clean energy solutions affordable and accessible in rural India. Read more »
Press Release Oct 2017

Bolstering Sub-Saharan Africa’s Off-Grid Energy Sector

USAID Announces $6.3 Million in Awards Read more »
Frontlines Oct 2017

Here Comes the Sun: New Tech Powering Sub-Saharan Africa

Solar technology companies are bringing light and electricity to off-the-grid homes and businesses, and revolutionizing daily life for millions. Read more »
Story Oct 2017

International Day of the Girl

USAID Celebrates International Day of the Girl on October 11. #GirlsShine Read more »
Report Sep 2017

Energizing Equality

The Importance of Integrating Gender Equality Principles in National Energy Policies and Frameworks Read more »
Featured Story Jul 2017

Energy Efficiency Law Spurs New Industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Passage of legislation signals job growth, environmental protection Read more »
Featured Story Jul 2017

Bosnian Companies Save Millions by Switching Electricity Suppliers

Savings from lower bills to be reinvested in expansion, new jobs. Read more »
Video Jul 2017

Financing to Capture the Sun

A USAID development credit guarantee allowed a bank in Uganda to help SolarNow scale their operations. Watch the video »
The Jamaica Star Jul 2017

Residents Ditch ‘Bandooloo’ Light for ‘Ready Boards’

USAID partners to provide an innovative electrification solution. Read More »
Featured Story May 2017

Afghan Utility Conquers Financial Management Woes With Automation

Software replaces manually processed billing and payroll. Read More »
Featured Story May 2017

Solar Energy Advances Education in Afghanistan

With a reliable power source, computers and tablets help students learn. Read More »
Exposure May 2017

A Real Live Wire

How a Moroccan youth became an electrician to connect to a better life. Read More »
Engendering Utilities Profile Apr 2017

Aneta Petrovska-Rusomaroski

This profile from the Women in Energy series features the Head of Human Resources at EVN Macedonia. Read More »
Medium Apr 2017

Powering Nigeria

How U.S. businesses are finding new opportunities through the U.S. Electrify Africa Act. Read More »
Video Mar 2017

Catalyzing Energy Investments in India

USAID is transforming lives by supporting rural elecrification entrepreneurs. Watch the video »
Medium Mar 2017

The Windiest Place on Earth

Faced with energy deficiencies and increasing energy demands to power its growing economy, Kenya is taking a giant leap forward with the Lake Turkana wind park. Read More »
FrontLines Mar 2017

Better Living at the Flip of a Switch

Power lines in Tajikistan were extended across the border into Afghanistan last year, transmitting reliable electricity and raising the quality of life for thousands of Afghans. Read More »
FrontLines Mar 2017

Making a Better Living, One Solar Sale at a Time

Solar devices are doing double duty in Haiti, opening flexible job opportunities for locals and increasing affordable power access in neighborhoods that lack reliable electricity. Read More »
Global Alliance for Clean CookstovesFeb 2017

Betty Ikalany Wins Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

This role model and mentor is advancing clean cooking solutions in Uganda. Read More »
Rural Electric Magazine Jan 2017

A 50-Year Partnership

The Work of NRECA and USAID Stands the Test of Time Read more »
Forbes Jan 2017

Solar Energy Entrepreneurs in India Are Finding Faster, Cleaner and Economical Route to Power

USAID supports a social enterprise whose microgrid is lighting up off-grid villages in Uttar Pradesh, India. Read More »
Jamaica Information ServiceJan 2017

Supporting Jamaica’s Energy Programme

Energy independence, energy efficiency and low-carbon growth Read More »
Featured StoryJan 2017

Indian Women Light Rural Villages with Solar Power

Social enterprise creates jobs while promoting clean energy. Read More »
Featured StoryNov 2016

Smart Grid Technology Reduces Power Outages in Bosnia and Herzegovina

When utility improves efficiency, residents spend less time in the dark. Read More »
FrontLines Nov 2016

Your Voice: When a Microgrid Is More Powerful Than the National Grid

Expanding access to electricity in 60 million homes and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa is taking on a new look. Read More »
Impact BlogOct 2016

Lighting the Career Path for Girls in the Energy Sector

Where does a girl dream about working as an engineer and running her country’s power facility? Read More »
Featured StorySep 2016

Vietnam Builds Energy Efficiency Expertise

Engineers and architects learn new ways to save energy. Read More »
FrontlinesSep 2016

Jordan’s Fearless Females Pave the Way

Women move into positions once considered for men only—building careers and changing their society’s perceptions about gender roles. Read More »
Photo EssayJun 2016

Reaching for the Sun

India taps solar power for a clean, prosperous economy. Read More »
VideoMar 2016

Connecting the Next Million

Seed funding from USAID is enabling Off-Grid Electric to scale their affordable solar leasing service across Tanzania. Watch the video »
Utility Reform StorySep 2015

Nigeria Responds to Growth Through Privatization

Transition targets loss reduction, market expansion. Read More »
Photo EssayJul 2015

Teresia Turns on the Light

Electricity and opportunity transform a tribal village in Tanzania. Read More »

Last updated: March 08, 2019

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