RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell do Brasil, organizer of POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil, and ABRADEE (Brazilian Association of Electricity Distributors) and CPFL Energia, organizers of the XXI SENDI—National Seminar on Electric Power Distribution, have worked together to strategically align the dates of their 2014 events. Event organizers of POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil have announced that the three events will be held 21 – 23 October 2014. SENDI will occur 9 – 14 November 2014.
"This strategic decision offers a truly a unique opportunity for the region's electricity industry professionals. The ability to participate in both SENDI and DistribuTECH Brasil/HydroVision Brasil/POWER-GEN Brasil provides unmatched access to cutting edge knowledge, global best practices and technology solutions," said MaryBeth Dewitt, PennWell's Vice President of Transmission & Distribution Events.
"The timing of SENDI XXI will allow participants to attend also DistribuTECH Brasil/HydroVision Brasil/POWER-GEN Brasil. Those are complementary events," said Nelson Leite, ABRADEE's CEO.
SENDI XXI will be held in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil and POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil will be held at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo.
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The Brazilian Association of Electricity Distributors (Abradee) exists to facilitate the relationship between power utilities and other agents and entities operating in the Brazilian energy sector. There are 41 associated utilities, spread in all regions of the country and that account for over 99% of the Brazilian market.
Headquartered in Brasilia, Abradee has, among its duties, to provide support to its members in the technical, regulatory, commercial, economic, financial and institutional areas, as well as to articulate and defend the interests of the power distribution sector.
Studies and surveys conducted by the Association have great impact in the market; a highlight is the annual execution of a national survey in which the degree of customer satisfaction with the quality of services provided by distributors is measured. Additionally, an award is given to the power utilities that stand out in the examined categories.
Abradee has a significant role, participating in the regulatory process of the new model of the electricity sector and coordinating the projects of drafting and revision of technical standards related to electricity distribution.