Skipping Stone, in conjunction with their strategic partner, Experient, a Maritz Travel Company, will be conducting two one-week reverse trade missions (RTMs) for electricity distribution and transmission for delegations from Brazil. The Transmission phase of the RTM will take place during the week of April 11th in Washington DC and Atlanta. Distribution will be explored during the week of May 11th in DC, Atlanta and Houston. Both RTMs will involve visits to U.S. vendors, utilities and federal government representatives.
Anticipated delegations will consist of approximately 12 representatives for each RTM, including executives from Brazil’s power utility sector and regulatory authority as well as representation from the local U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil. The RTMs will focus on large electricity infrastructure and Smart Grid projects to support Brazil’s expanding economy and will feature leading power distribution and transmission technology suppliers in the United States, as well as U.S. power utilities utilizing those technologies.
“Almost all of the electricity load growth in the world over the next several decades is projected to come from developing countries,” says Ross Malme, Skipping Stone Partner. “USTDA is doing an outstanding job showcasing leading U.S. power technology suppliers with international buyers to maximize the U.S. Smart Grid export potential. We are pleased to be able to participate as the technical advisor to these RTMs to match the requirements for the Brazil utility projects with the right U.S. vendors.”