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USTDA Connects U.S. Businesses to Smart Grid Opportunities in Panama

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ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Panama’s National Energy Secretariat to support the deployment of smart grid technologies in the country. The grant will help create a regulatory and investment framework allowing Panama’s electric utilities to improve electric reliability and energy efficiency as the country diversifies its energy matrix. This project will provide potential export opportunities for a range of U.S. smart grid solutions.

“USTDA is pleased to partner with Panama to advance their smart grid development goals,” said Nathan Younge, USTDA’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “This grant will support the wide-scale adoption of distributed automation technologies, energy management systems, and advanced metering infrastructure in Panama, while creating opportunities for U.S. equipment, technologies, and services.”

The grant was signed by Panama’s Minister of the Presidency Álvaro Alemán and by USTDA’s Acting Director Thomas R. Hardy.

U.S. businesses interested in submitting proposals for this USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website at www.fbo.gov. A link to the FBO announcement is posted to USTDA’s website at https://www.ustda.gov/business-opportunities. Proposals are due to the National Energy Secretariat no later than 2:00 PM (Panama City local time) on November 15, 2017.

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