São Paulo is gearing up for a “metering invasion” with some 800 smart metering and smart grids technology experts and utility representatives converging for the 7th annual Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America and Smart Grids Latin America conference and exhibition from October 19-21.

“We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, sponsors and delegates for the biggest and best Metering Latin America yet!”, says conference director Emmanuelle Nicholls, “particularly the participation of our host utility, Sabesp, will provide a new dimension with a very interesting, intimate look at their water facilities in São Paulo, including the city’s largest water treatment station, Sabesp’s ETA Guarau.”

IBM is the latest global technology giant to pledge its support for the event, joining another big name Choice Technologies as a platinum sponsor.  

Smart speakers, smart technology
Smart metering and smart grid technologies are the key to empowering consumers to control their energy use, become more conscious of energy conservation and reduce theft.  Interest in these “smart” technologies is growing in Latin America with pilots in many of the countries in the region, with Brazil leading the way.  
Top business leaders, high-level utility representatives and technology companies in the metering and smart grids industries will discuss the latest technologies and share best-practise experiences.

Some 60 industry experts will share their vision and best-practice experiences, including:

  • Oscar Armijos Gonzalez-Rubio, General Manager, Eléctrica de Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Joisa Campanher Dutra, Director, ANEEL, Brazil
  • Roberto Mario di Nardo, Director of Operations, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil
  • Jose Goncalves Vieira, Technical and Commercial Director, CELG, Brazil
  • Gesner Oliveira, President, SABESP, Brazil
  • Ubirajara Rocha Meira, Technical Director, Eletrobras, Brazil
  • Sidney Simonaggio, Vice-President of Operations, Grupo Rede, Brazil
  • Cassilda Teixeira, President, ABES, Brazil

Smart Energy International América Latina Excellence Awards
The first ever awards to acknowledge excellence, progress and innovation in the utilities industry, the Smart Energy International Excellence, will also be awarded during the event in the categories of revenue protection, advanced metering and customer service. Says conference director Emmanuelle Nicholls: “These are awards for the industry, judged and awarded by the industry and we have had some really compelling nominations from top class utilities and solutions providers like: Aguas Guariroba, Choice and Light, CELG, Energisa, Mobix, Progos, RGE, SABESP, Serta, Synapsis, Way2, WGE Solutions. “ Smart Energy International, a respected, leading metering trade magazine, is the host publication for the event and sponsor of the awards.

More smart technologies

Some of the top, global metering and grids technology companies involved in Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America and Smart Grids Latin America, include:  Choice, IBM,
Accenture, ELO Sistemas Eletronicos, Elster, FAE, Itron, Oracle, Serta ,V2COM, CAM Brasil, ATI Concert Technologies, Ecil Informatica, El Sewedy Electrometer, Informat, Landis+Gyr, Motorola, Nansen, OSIsoft, Texas Instrument and Way2.

Smart event
For more information on the events and to view the updated programs, go to the event websites:  www.meteringlatinamerica.com and www.smart-energy.com/sglam.