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  • Submitted by: U.S. Energy Association
  • Topic: Energy
  • Keywords: Education and Training, Energy and Climate Change
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  • Date of completion: 2008-09-01
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
U.S. Energy Association / U.S. Agency for International Development Energy Partnership Program

Partner(s)

Governments:
Government of United States of America - U.S. Agency for International Development

Other:
U.S. Energy Association (United States of America)

Description/achievement of initiative

These partnerships provide an invaluable opportunity for senior executives of overseas utilities and regulatory agencies to observe and learn how their U.S. counterparts are structured, financed, managed and regulated. The program also enables U.S. energy executives to understand the dynamics of non-U.S. energy markets and to forge international strategic alliances.

Partnership Benefits to U.S. Partners:
- Helps identify and develop strategic partners
- Identifies short and long-term business opportunities
- Develops staff capabilities and international awareness
- Develops climate change mitigation activities

Partnership Benefits to Non-U.S. Partners:
- Allows for a transfer of knowledge on market-based planning, international energy sector restructuring, and development experiences by peers
- Establishes advisory/commercial relationships to discuss changes affecting the industry, corporate structure and regulation of the energy industry
- Improves management performance
- Increases energy efficiency

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