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  • Sep 28, 2021 3:04 pm GMT
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<p>The following information was released by the <org>Trade and Development Agency</org>:</p> <p> <org>The U.S. Trade and Development Agency</org> awarded a grant to the <org>Brazilian Association of Electricity Distributors</org> (ABRADEE) for technical assistance to enable large-scale smart grid deployment throughout <location value="LC/br" idsrc="">Brazil</location>.</p> <p>"USTDA's assistance will support ABRADEE's efforts to create an enabling environment for smart grid technologies. Ultimately, this effort will help transform how electricity is distributed to the majority of <location value="LC/br" idsrc="">Brazil's</location> consumers," said <person>Enoh T. Ebong</person>, USTDA's Acting Director. "Our support for this activity reflects USTDA's commitment to advancing smart and sustainable energy solutions in <location value="LC/br" idsrc="">Brazil</location>, in partnership with <location value="LC/us" idsrc="">U.S.</location> industry."</p> <p>USTDA's technical assistance will assess public policy and economic regulation models to facilitate investments and encourage the modernization of electricity distribution networks across the country. ABRADEE members represent 41 private and public electric distribution companies in <location value="LC/br" idsrc="">Brazil</location>, operating in all regions of the country, and serving 99.8% of Brazilian consumers.</p> <p>ABRADEE President, <person>Marcos Madureira</person>, said: "USTDA's grant will provide Brazilian electricity distributors an opportunity to collaborate with <location value="LC/us" idsrc="">U.S.</location> industry and observe how <location value="LC/us" idsrc="">the United States</location> has developed smart grids and regulatory best practices. This will allow us to anticipate potential challenges and identify solutions that will work for <location value="LC/br" idsrc="">Brazil</location>."</p> <p>This technical assistance supports the international climate and economic cooperation priorities of the <location value="LC/us" idsrc="">U.S.</location> government, including <org>USTDA's Global Partnership</org> for Climate-Smart Infrastructure and the <org>U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum</org>.</p> <p><location value="LC/us" idsrc="">U.S.</location> businesses interested in submitting proposals for the USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit <a href=""> <p>###</p> <p><org>The U.S. Trade and Development Agency</org> helps companies create <location value="LC/us" idsrc="">U.S.</location> jobs through the export of <location value="LC/us" idsrc="">U.S.</location> goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links <location value="LC/us" idsrc="">U.S.</location> businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries. </p>

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