SURE Stories and Case Studies

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  • 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

Low-cost renewable energy has the potential to lift up economies, strengthen energy security, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and promote climate-positive investments. Getting it right empowers partner countries to deliver cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable electricity to homes and businesses.

  • Success Story

    Green Bonds in India

    India faced a massive capital investment challenge and needed affordable, long-term financing to scale up renewable energy. USAID supported Green Bonds as a solution. Read the story

  • 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

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    Aug 2020

    Reliable Electricity is Critical to a Pandemic Response

    Reliable electricity can mean life or death for a patient, especially during a pandemic. USAID resources help health facilities power life-saving medical equipment and preserve perishable supplies like vaccines. Read the story

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    Aug 2020

    USAID Reveals the Top 5 Renewable Energy Auction Resources

    In today’s rapidly evolving renewable energy marketplace, it’s hard to keep track of current best practices. USAID shares resources that can help drive energy prices down and advance energy goals. Read the story

  • 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

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Through the Scaling Up Renewable Energy program, USAID helps partner countries power economies with renewable energy, meet international climate commitments, and open markets to private investment and competition.
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2017–ONGOING, GLOBAL – USAID’s Scaling Up Renewable Energy (SURE) program helps partner countries meet bold climate commitments by accelerating their transition to more affordable, reliable, and accessible energy that spurs growth, powers health systems, and reduces emissions.

Through SURE, USAID provides a variety of services to help policymakers, utilities, and regulators plan, procure, and integrate renewable energy, modernize energy sectors, and create policies that enable sustainable energy markets to flourish. As more countries aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and reduce hazardous waste, SURE’s Innovation Fund supports clean energy technology, energy efficiency innovation, and a circular economy for renewable energy equipment.

Last updated: June 14, 2022

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