Betting on electricity boom in Brazil, DistribuTECH launches local show in 2012

DistribuTECH, North America’s No. 1 electricity transmission and distribution show, will launch its South American version in 2012. DistribuTECH Brasil is organized in four tracks: The Power Delivery Business, Advanced Metering, System Automation, and System Operation. The show takes place from Sept. 25-27 at the Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center.

“We’re about to see a huge boom in Brazil’s electricity transmission and distribution industry, “said Teresa Hansen, DistribuTECH chairwoman on both continents.

 Who will attend

DistribuTECH Brasil will attract attendees from consultancies, electric and gas utilities, energy service companies, federal and state agencies, manufacturers and vendors.

Exhibitors will include manufacturers and suppliers of information technology products and services, communications systems and equipment, metering products and services, contractors, consortiums, financial institutions, power system automation companies, and companies involved with transmission and distribution products and services.

The figures of the market

In the next 10 years Brazil will install 23,000 miles of new transmission lines–a 38 percent increase in the existing network, according to a UK Trade & Investment sector briefing. Brazil also is expected to replace 63 million electricity meters with smart meters by 2021, according to an Innovation Observatory report.

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About Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists. She is a member of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC-Rio) where she served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board. Hildete advises companies doing business in Brazil.
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