Brazil's Foremost Power Events Invite Participation for Projects of the Year Awards and Power Partner Program

LONDON, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - PennWell and PennWell do Brasil invite regional and international companies to participate in the POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil. 2013 Projects of the Year Awards and Power Partner Program.


Together, the Projects of the Year Awards and Power Partner Program provide great incentives for companies and utilities to capitalize on the great benefits that POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil conference and exhibition provide as thousands of regional and international electric power professionals interested in generation, transmission, and distribution markets in Brazil and the Latin American region, come together for this foremost conference and exhibition at Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil from 24-26 September 2013.

Companies are also invited to take part in the Projects of the Year Awards Program. This program is open to new projects that started in 2013 or earlier, in locations throughout the world. Project nominations must be generation, hydropower or transmission & distribution related, and fall under one of the 14 categories that include Conventional Thermal, Renewable or Nuclear Power Generation, Environmental Sustainability, Project Refurbishment/Modernization, Smart Grid/Smart Metering and Demand Response/Energy Efficiency.

Nominations close 19 August and winners will be recognized in an official Award Ceremony during the closing luncheon on Thursday, 26 September 2013.

The Power Partner Program is an exclusive participation program designed specifically for utilities and companies providing power generation and power supply and delivery. The four options available - TERAWATT, GIGAWATT, MEGAWATT and KILOWATT, each offer invaluable exposure and profile elevation as well as Total Access conference registrations to all three events at special rates.

For more information about the event categories and how to submit a nomination for the Project of the Year Awards or to participate in the Power Partner Program, visit 

The Brazilian power market is among the top in the world, and with growing demands for a reliable grid and solid generation platforms, the need for sharing ideas and technology is stronger than ever.

Brazil has the 3rd largest electricity sector in the Americas behind the United States and Canada with a power consumption that is more than double the combined consumption of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay. Brazil is 2nd only to China of countries utilizing hydropower generation and is one of the top 10 countries where more than 80% of investments in excess of $378 billion will be concentrated for the building of electric smart grids between now and 2030.

With all three of the these globally-respected brands co-located together, delegates of POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil, and DistribuTECH Brasil will have exemplary access to world-leading experts along with product and service providers in the power generation and delivery markets, all Under One Roof.

The granting of Trade Fair Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce will also help to generate export successes via sales and partnership agreements at the three co-located PennWell do Brasil events.

Marla Barnes, Publisher of PennWell's Hydro Group and Event Director of HydroVision Brasil said, "We are very proud to have been granted certification by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Certification of our events not only means we have the official seal of approval from the  U.S. government confirming our reputation as a world-class provider of a high-quality, multi-faceted events, but also enables American companies to market their products or services overseas, and in particular, take advantage of Brazil's booming economy."

Further to this, Teresa Hansen, Editor in Chief, POWERGRID International, Electric Light & Power and Utility Products magazines and Conference Director of DistribuTECH Brasil, said, "We are also delighted to have tremendous support for our events from the US Department of Commerce in Brazil. Our recent webcast "How to Break into the Brazilian Market" which attracted over 410 online attendees, demonstrates the true value of our partnership with the US Dept of Commerce in Brazil to provide assistance on complex issues such as customs and logistics, import duties and taxes, liabilities and distribution of agreement to power-related companies in the U.S. and international arena that are looking to sell into or establish a presence in Brazil."

To register or for more information on POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil conference sessions, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, visit

About PennWell Corporation:

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the electric power generation and delivery and hydropower sectors plus other diverse markets. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services.  In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China.

About PennWell do Brasil:

PennWell do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro was officially launched on 8 April 2013. The opening of this local office signifies an important milestone in the continued growth of POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil.

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. Having a local Brazilian office enables optimal support for the energy industry in Brazil with local currency registration, logistical and invoicing capabilities.

Joining PennWell's major offices located around the world in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China, PennWell do Brasil furthers the company's strategic expansion in the global media marketplace and supports PennWell's rapidly expanding energy businesses in Brazil

SOURCE: PennWell Corporation

For further information:

PennWell do Brasil Holdings Ltda
Rua Candelaria, 65 Sala 1604
Rio de Janeiro RJ 20091-020
Tel: 55-21-2172-5353 / Fax: 55-21-2172-5101 / Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m. to 6:00p.m.

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For further information, please contact:
Sue McDermott
Marketing Manager
PennWell Corporation
Tel: +44-(0)1992-656-632 / Fax: +44-(0)1992-656-700 / E-mail:

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