Smart Grids in Emerging Markets - Private Sector Perspectives

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Information presented in this report is based on qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods to provide an empirical understanding of barriers to private sector clean energy investment in emerging markets as it relates to smart grids. Through literature review, a survey, and a series of webinar dialogues, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) solicited input from private sector actors, including developers, project financiers, manufacturers, and technical assistance service providers on the challenges they face to market entry in developing and emerging markets, and their suggestions for improving market competitiveness.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-77546


  • investment
  • private sector
  • smart grid
  • USAID-NREL Partnership


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