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Nexant Inc., a provider of smart grid and clean energy technologies, reports that it has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead the agency's Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Deployment (PACE-D) project in India.

Under PACE-D's five-year scope, Nexant's team of Indian and U.S. clean energy experts will work closely with USAID and government of India counterparts to scale up and deploy innovative energy efficiency and smart grid technologies and practices; advance commercial, market-driven renewable energy technologies; support supply-side efficiency from clean coal power generation; and enhance greenhouse gas mitigation programs.

The PACE-D platform will enable public and private stakeholders to develop, test, validate and commercialize innovative technologies. According to Nexant, the project will also help U.S. and Indian clean energy developmental partners to overcome common business challenges and barriers to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits from clean energy deployment.

“We will pursue a consultative approach to building stakeholder capacity, engaging the private sector and establishing an enabling ecosystem to scale up clean energy deployment in India,” says Dick Edwards, Nexant vice president and PACE-D officer-in-charge. “We also plan to work closely with USAID to coordinate additional U.S. government interagency resources that may benefit the overall PACE-D effort.”

Nexant’s PACE-D team will be based in New Delhi and will be led by Chief of Party Sanjay Dube.



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