Green light for The smarter E South America in October

Press Release – Monday, August 09, 2021

August 9, 2021: With 45.4 million people (21.4% of the population) fully vaccinated so far overall in Brazil, and 106.8 million people (50.5%) having received their first dose, the reopening of the economy has been given a green light by the authorities starting August 17, 2021.

The severe water supply crisis currently facing Brazil makes it urgent to discuss the inclusion of alternative power sources and energy storage in the energy mix. One may understand how serious the situation is from the National Water and Basic Sanitation Agency’s May 1st statement saying that half of the 14 main hydroelectric reservoirs in the Paraná River basin are at their lowest level since 1999, while the other half are among the five lowest. With regard to hydroelectric generation, a special session of the Electric Industry Monitoring Committee on May 27th this year acknowledged that electricity generation is in danger of failing to meet the demand from the National Interconnected System.

By bringing together the world’s leading events focused on PV solar energy generation, distribution and storage – Intersolar South America, ees South America, Eletrotec+EM-Power South America and the special exhibition Power2Drive – The smarter E South America is a must-attend for all professionals involved in the electric power industry.

Now more than ever, it is necessary to hold a The smarter E South America event. Considering the pent-up demand that has been mounting for more than a year from the scarcity of events, and the possibly dire consequences to the energy situation from the water supply crisis leading to higher electricity prices for end users, it is reasonable to expect a large attendance: 250 exhibitors and more than 25,000 visitors and participants in the 3-day exhibition and conference. Three halls with a total area of 54,000m² – twice that of the previous edition– will be spacious enough to guarantee social distancing.

With 45.4 million people (21.4% of the population) fully vaccinated so far overall in Brazil, and 106.8 million people (50.5%) having received their first dose, the reopening of the economy has been given a green light by the authorities starting August 17, 2021.

The organizers of The smarter E South America – Solar Promotion International GmbH (SPI), Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) and Aranda Eventos & Congressos Ltda. (ARANDA) – are confident to have a successful and safe event, especially with the prospect that all adults over 30 years of age in the State of São Paulo are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of our event.

The organizers will follow all existing sanitary protocols and norms and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment so that the long-awaited event may lead to the best outcomes to all participants.

It will be an excellent chance to address today’s hot issues involving the new energy world and, above all, to cater for the solar and renewable industry’s need to bring its people together and strengthen commercial ties, thus uniting and bolstering the entire value chain.

Image source: © Solar Promotion GmbH

Read more: "Running dry … the impact of the current hydrological crisis on the Brazilian energy sector", article by Markus Vlasits

Further information: See the floor plan of The smarter E South America or clarify open questions in the FAQs section.

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