$500 million USAID contract to address global energy poverty


The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Tetra Tech with a $500 million contract to provide technical assistance for the Energy II programme.

As part of the five-year contract, Tetra Tech will help USAID to address the growing demand for and use of modern energy services by promoting sustainable, renewable energy technologies.

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The aim is to increase energy security and strengthening energy sector reforms.

Data scientists from Tetra Tech will use advanced analytics to assess energy markets.

The contract will help the USAID to increase regional energy cooperation through cross-border trading and improving the performance of utilities.

 Tetra Tech will provide solutions to catalyse private sector investment and analyze environmental and social implications of proposed energy services.

Almost two-thirds of the developing world’s population lacks access to electricity.

 “Access to safe, reliable, and sustainable sources of energy is critical to a country’s economic growth,” said Dan Batrack, CEO of Tetra Tech. “Tetra Tech has supported USAID’s global energy programmes for the past 10 years. We look forward to continuing this support, incorporating the latest technologies and analytics to create resilient energy solutions in developing countries.”