DistribuTECH Brasil

An Electricity Transmission and Distribution Event

© photospin / Michael Inman
© photospin / Michael Inman

North America’s No. 1 electricity transmission and distribution show, DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, expanded into Brasil in 2012 with the launch of DistribuTECH Brasil. Running Sept. 24-26, 2013, the second annual event will feature more than 40 speakers, 30 plus exhibiting companies and networking opportunities.

As in 2012, DistribuTECH Brasil will again co-locate with HydroVision Brasil, now in its third consecutive year in Brasil. POWER-Gen, which has been successful in the U.S., Europe, Asia, India and Russia for many years, will join these two events as well. By co-locating these three events under one roof, PennWell has created a dynamic, exciting event for electric power professionals interested in the generation, transmission and distribution markets in Brasil and the Latin American region.

DistribuTECH Brasil will locate at the Transamerica Expo Center. It will cover electricity transmission and distribution from end-to-end. Attendees may attend educational sessions, speak with exhibiting companies showcasing the latest equipment and services available in the utility industry and network with colleagues. Brasil’s Furnas is hosting DistribuTECH Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil. Furnas is a major subsidiary of Eletrobras in charge of generation and transmission of electric power in the southeast region of the country. It is currently comprised of 15 hydro plants, two thermal plants, 52 substations and roughly 20,000 kilometers of high voltage transmission lines. More than 40 percent of the energy consumed in Brasil passes through the Furnas Electric System.

In addition, the three events have been endorsed by Governo Do Estado Sàƒ£o Paulo Secretaria De Energia (the state of Sàƒ£o Paulo’s secretary of energy) as well as the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The DOC’s International Trade Administration will be at the event to answer U.S. companies’ questions about conducting business in Brasil. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Brasil is the fifth most attractive country for foreign direct investment from 2012 through 2014. Brasil is also consistently the largest foreign direct investment recipient in Latin America, receiving close to half of all South America’s incoming investments.

DistribuTECH Brasil 2013 will officially kick off with a joint opening keynote session on Tuesday morning, Sept. 24. Mr. Flavio Decat, President of Eletrobras Furnas, and Mr. Britaldo Soares, CEO of AES Brasil, are among the line-up of featured speakers. Following the keynote, the smaller, topic-focused breakout sessions will begin. These sessions, which offer a variety of learning opportunities, are broken into four industry-related tracks: advanced metering, power delivery business, system automation and system operation. More than 40 speakers will participate in 13 sessions that fall into these industry tracks. In addition, a DistribuTECH Brasil mega-session will close the conference late on Thursday morning, Sept. 26.

DistribuTECH Brasil is not all learning and no play. Plenty of social opportunities will allow attendees to visit and network with colleagues, acquaintances and new friends.

With such a wide range of conference sessions, exposition and networking opportunities, DistribuTECH Brasil promises to be the highlight of the industry for 2013.

Exhibit and sponsor information in this article were accurate at press time but are subject to change.

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