Project of the Year winners announced at DistribuTECH Brasil
Two Project of the Year awards were presented at DistribuTECH Brasil 2012 in Rio de Janeiro to Light Serviços de Eletricidade and Ampla Energia e Serviços S.A.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 10, 2012 — Two Project of the Year awards were presented during the closing awards luncheon September 27 at DistribuTECH Brasil 2012 in Rio de Janeiro to Light Serviços de Eletricidade and Ampla Energia e Serviços S.A.
Light Serviços de Eletricidade won in the category of Large Smart Grid for Light Smart Grid Programme. This project began in 2010 and involves a three-year research and development program. It includes research, production design and release of new products to the market. As part of the program, Light has developed smart meters and innovative communication channels that connect the utility to customers in Rio de Janeiro.
Ampla Energia e Serviços S.A. won in the category of Small Smart Grid for Búzios – SMART CITY. The project began in 2011 in the city of Búzios. It focuses on electronic metering, network automation, telecommunication systems, public lighting, electric vehicles, smart buildings, distributed generation and social programs.
"We are very pleased to present Light Serviços de Eletricidade and Ampla Energia e Serviços S.A. with awards for these noteworthy projects," said Teresa Hansen, chief editor of POWERGRID International. "These companies' achievements in smart grid lead the way for industry efficiency and innovation."
This was the first year these awards, sponsored by DistribuTECH Brasil and its flagship media publication POWERGRID International were given. For more information about DistribuTECH Brasil, please visit the website.
The 2013 DistribuTECH Brasil Conference and Exhibition will take place in São Paulo, September 24-26. The event will be co-located for the second year with HydroVision Brasil and for the first year with POWER-GEN Brasil. These events will provide the energy industry with an unprecedented platform for showcasing what's new, now and next for the Latin American energy market.
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