PennWell do Brasil accepting nominations for 2014 Projects of the Year

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PennWell do Brasil, organizer of the co-located electricity generation, transmission and distribution events of Powering Up Brasil, is accepting Projects of the Year submissions until Sept. 10.

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 Email questions to Eduardo Gondim,

Submission Categories


Conventional Thermal Generation

Renewable Energy Generation

Nuclear Power Generation

Hydrovision Brasil

Dam or Civil Works Construction or Rehabilitation

Environmental Sustainability

New (Greenfield) Development (10-100 MW)

New (Greenfield) Development (101-20,000 MW)

Project Financial Closing

Project Refurbishment/Modernization

Small Hydro (Less Than 10 MW)

Distributech Brasil

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

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