About the Partnership

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) addresses critical aspects of deploying advanced energy systems in emerging economy countries by offering training, tools, and technical support to address country-specific energy challenges.

USAID and NREL provide demand-driven technical assistance through USAID Mission engagements, global knowledge platforms, and project implementation. Just energy transitions and rigorous energy data and analytics are foundational to the design and implementation of all activities performed through the USAID-NREL Partnership's four technical pillars:

  • Advanced and frontier power systems
  • Innovation and grid interaction in buildings
  • Electric mobility and sustainable transport
  • Integrated energy solutions.

USAID-NREL Partnership Strategic Pillars

Provision of deman-driven technical assistance through USAID Mission engagements, global platforms, and project implementation.

USAID-NREL Partnership Strategic Pillars graphic.

Global Knowledge Platforms

The USAID-NREL Partnership's global knowledge platforms provide free, state-of-the-art support on common and critical challenges to scaling up advanced energy systems. Learn about our global knowledge platforms.

Country and Regional Support

In addition to our global knowledge platforms, the USAID-NREL Partnership works with USAID Missions and their stakeholders to identify country-specific energy sector priorities and jointly design and implement responsive and high-impact interventions. These activities address energy sector challenges that may include planning, policy formulation, and analytical support. To date, we have worked with 55 countries facilitating energy improvement projects, developing advanced infrastructure, improving economic development, and more. Learn more about our country- and regional- level projects.

Map of the world highlighting USAID partnership countries.

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