The purpose of the awards is to recognize and support innovative projects and cases with relevant content and potential to generate significant changes in the industry. To qualify, a project must be tied to a utility company.
"The projects may be on paper or already in development," said Eduardo Gondim, of PennWell do Brasil. "Most important is that the project is well-structured with a viability study."
Six projects will be awarded—two projects that correspond to each Powering Up Brasil event: POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil. Winners will be announced during a 10 a.m., Oct. 21 ceremony at the Powering Up Brasil inaugural session. Powering Up Brasil is scheduled Oct. 21-23 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo. Winning projects also will gain international visibility through articles to be published in PennWell Corp. publications.
Winners will be selected by a qualified jury of PennWell do Brasil members and an editorial board from PennWell Corp. publications such as Power Engineering International, Renewable Energy World, COSPP, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide, Hydro Review and POWERGRID International.
"Our main goal is to encourage and promote projects that can bring significant changes to the industry and to the country," Gondim said.
Submissions for the 2014 Projects of the Year Awards will be accepted through Sept. 10 at http://www.powerbrasilevents.com/en/event-info/projects-of-the-year-awards.html. Email questions to Eduardo Gondim, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conventional Thermal Generation
Renewable Energy Generation
Nuclear Power Generation
Dam or Civil Works Construction or Rehabilitation
New (Greenfield) Development (10-100 MW)
New (Greenfield) Development (101-20,000 MW)
Project Financial Closing
Small Hydro (Less Than 10 MW)
Best Small Smart Grid Project (Pilot Project or Less Than 100,000 Customers) Best Large Smart Grid Project (More Than 100,000 Customers)
Best Transmission Project
Best Customer Service/Engagement Project
About PennWell do Brasil:
PennWell do Brasil is owned by PennWell Corp. Founded in 1910, PennWell Corp. is a privately held and highly 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 generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, and dental.
PennWell publishes more than 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 the PennWell do Brasil office in Rio de Janeiro and headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston; London; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow; Manama, Bahrain; and Hong Kong. For more information please visit www.pennwell.com.