HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil Announce Furnas
as Host Utility for 2013.
Co-location of Events Provides Unprecedented Platform for Brazilian Energy
SAO PAULO, Jan. 24, 2013
SAO PAULO, Jan. 24,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corporation announced today
that Furnas will be the Host Utility for HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH
Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil to be jointly held September 24-26, 2013 at the
Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.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, 2 thermal plants, 52 substations and roughly 20,000 Km of high voltage
transmission lines. New power plants, including wind power plants, and new
transmission lines will be integrated into the electric system within the next
few years.Over 40% of the energy consumed in Brazil passes through the
Furnas Electric System.
"We are pleased to present Furnas as our Host Utility for the three events and
look forward to providing the Brazilian energy market with a unique event
designed to bridge the industry sectors together under one roof. Meeting the
challenges of tomorrow, HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN
Brasil will bring together thought leaders and experts across the hydropower,
transmission and distribution, and power generation sectors for three days of
in-depth discussion about the topics surrounding the sustainability and
continued expansion of these growing markets. The unique co-location of these
events provides the energy industry with an integrated international platform,
offering valuable opportunities for information exchange, networking and new
business development across the market sectors," said Mrs. Marla Barnes, Group
Publisher of PennWell's Hydro Group.
Expecting an international attendance of more than 2,500 energy executives and
decision makers and more than 200 exhibiting companies, HydroVision Brasil,
DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil will focus on the practical issues
and solutions most critical to the success and continued growth of the
Brazilian power industry.
HydroVision Brasil's conference program will focus on key strategies and
solutions surrounding new hydro energy production, environmental protection
and management, regulatory issues, risk management, small and medium hydro
energy, and equipment and technology. DistribuTECH Brasil will feature
content covering smart metering, distribution automation, energy efficiency,
commercial energy losses and long-distance high-voltage electricity
transmission issues. POWER-GEN Brasil will focus on conventional thermal
power generation, renewable energy generation and nuclear power generation.
Conference sessions are expected to be at capacity in September, with
professionals discussing the substantial issues surrounding the energy
industry as a whole and how future demands can be met.
"Since the inception of HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil, we have
been met with great support from the industry. We particularly look forward
to the inaugural launch of POWER-GEN Brasil in 2013 and the dynamic
interaction between the three events and their attendees," said Mr. Michael
Grossman, Group Publisher of PennWell's Transmission and Distribution Group.
"The momentum seen by these events thus far underscores the importance of such
a platform to the industry and the acute international interest in the
Brazilian market. With the support of Furnas behind these events, the quality
of attendees will be exceptional."
HydroVision Brasil is presented by Hydro Review Worldwide (HRW) and Hydro
Review magazines, DistribuTECH Brasil is presented by POWERGRID International
magazine and POWER-GEN Brasil is presented by Power Engineering International
magazine. The events are owned and produced by PennWell Corporation based in
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and
information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing
solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water,
electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics,
fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded
in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters,
conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an
extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services.
In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has
major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England;
Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. For additional
information about PennWell, visit www.pennwell.com. For additional
information about HydroVision Brasil, visit www.hydrovisionbrazil.com. For
additional information about DistribuTECH Brasil, visit
www.distributechbrasil.com. For additional information about POWER-GEN Brasil,
Director of Marketing
SOURCE PennWell Corporation
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