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October 31, 2013
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USTDA DIRECTOR TO ADDRESS SMART GRID INTEROPERABILITY PANEL CONFERENCE
To Highlight Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Emerging Economies

ARLINGTON, VA - U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak will open the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Conference: Progress through Collaboration on November 6, 2013 in Palm Beach, FL. Given the extensive work USTDA has undertaken to promote smart grid deployment in emerging markets around the globe, Director Zak will highlight specific examples where the Agency's programs have opened doors for exports of U.S. smart grid technologies. In addition, the presentation will highlight future investments in smart grid infrastructure development programs that are vital to the overall success of the Administration's Power Africa Initiative and the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership.

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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