For utilities around the globe grappling with the unique challenges of bringing additional renewable energy into the electric grid, nothing beats learning from the first-hand experiences of those who have already made the transition. 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works with The U.S. Energy Association (USEA) and its members to partner with global leaders in distributed power generation, distribution and transmission to promote flexible, reliable, and sustainable power.

As increasing amounts of variable renewable energy, such as solar and wind energy are integrated into the power grid, new technologies and business models are needed.  Utilities must select resources and equipment that will provide the lowest reasonable cost and best fit resources to meet customer needs based on system security requirements and economics with acceptable reliability.USAID fosters partnerships with U.S. public and private sector partners and developing country partner utilities to tackle the changing energy landscape, integrating renewable energies, modernizing the electricity distribution grid and planning for new transmission.