Chair Lewis Highlights EXIM’s Solar Energy Accomplishments At RE+ Conference in Las Vegas

Lewis Also Joined Asia Development Bank Executive Director Chantale Wong for a Series of Events
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Las Vegas, Nevada – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this week to attend RE+, a renewable and solar energy conference. While in Las Vegas, Chair Lewis spoke alongside Ambassador Chantale Wong, U.S. Executive Director to the Asia Development Bank (ADB), at a series of events, met with several private sector companies, and highlighted EXIM’s recent accomplishments and continued commitment to supporting solar energy exports.

“I am grateful to have been in Las Vegas this week to highlight EXIM’s recent historic $900 million solar energy project in Angola and express our agency’s deep commitment to advancing renewable energy transactions,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “We know that EXIM financing can be a game changer for U.S. companies looking to export overseas and can play a key role in supporting American renewable energy exports that drive the clean energy transition.”

On Monday, Chair Lewis joined Ambassador Wong for a roundtable with Nevada-based private sector companies, where she discussed how EXIM’s products can help support companies seeking to grow and expand through exporting, including those looking to export to Asia. She then delivered remarks at an ADB workshop during the RE+ conference on the agency’s work in the renewable energy space, highlighting EXIM’s, including EXIM’s recent $900 million solar energy project in Angola, and strong history of supporting solar energy projects.  

On Tuesday, Chair Lewis delivered remarks as part of RE+’s Master Speaker Series, during which she discussed EXIM’s products and the strong role they can play in supporting U.S. clean energy exports. Chair Lewis also met with several private sector companies, including ESS Inc, Waaree Group, and NEXTracker. She finished the day by participating in a fireside chat with SEIA Vice President Stephanie Bosh focused on achieving bankable deals at home and abroad in the renewable energy sector.

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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insuranceworking capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at