USTDA Advances Power Grid Resiliency in Malaysia

Arlington, VA – Next week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will bring a delegation of senior Malaysian officials to the United States to explore cutting-edge U.S. smart grid and energy distribution technologies to enhance Malaysia’s power grid. The mission will also familiarize the officials with best practices for renewable energy integration, cybersecurity, and storage solutions across the power sector.

While in the United States from April 20 to May 3, the 14-member delegation of government and utility representatives will meet with U.S. power companies and industry involved in the design and manufacturing of smart grid technologies and equipment, including company visits in Washington, DC, Austin, TX, and San Francisco, CA. In Washington, the delegation will participate in a roundtable of government and energy association experts to discuss best practices in developing frameworks for smart grid policy and financing.

USTDA will host a public business briefing in the San Francisco Bay Area on May 1 where U.S. companies can learn about upcoming smart grid and energy distribution commercial opportunities in Malaysia and meet one-on-one with delegates to present innovative technologies and solutions. For more information, please visit

The Malaysian government plans to more than double the country’s renewable energy capacity by 2035. To prepare for the transition, the government is investing heavily in smart grid technologies that can help integrate new energy sources into the grid while improving overall efficiency. U.S. companies are leaders in both providing these smart grid solutions and advising on how they can be used most effectively.

The reverse trade mission supports the U.S. government’s Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment to deliver game-changing projects to close the infrastructure gap in developing countries, USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure that connects U.S. industry to major clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects in emerging economies, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.