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  • Influential discussion on the key issues from Government policy to financing, against the backdrop of a tough economic and political environment and problems with transmission lines.

     

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  • Workshops providing opportunities to delve deeply into areas and themes of relevance to the Brazilian wind industry

     

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Brazil Wind Energy Conference - Due to the political / economic crisis in Brazil, BSEC 2016 has been postponed until the second half of 2016. Check back soon for new dates. Policy debate and discussion on investment in the Brazilian wind power industry combined with senior level networking.    Register Now

Brazil: World Leading Wind Power Market

Brazil Wind Energy Conference (BWEC) 2016

BWEC 2016 is a high level conference covering the strategic policy issues supporting wind energy in Brazil and the investment drivers behind the Brazilian wind power industry. The focus on climate change issues at COP 21 in December 2015 has redirected the spotlight back onto renewable energy. Brazil was an influential participant at COP 21 and the Brazilian Government has made a major commitment to renewable energy, in partnership with the USA, which looks set to underpin investment in wind power. Climate change has been classed as a topic of “special interest” to both the US and Brazil:

“Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century, and we have one important objective, which is, number one, to ensure that the energy mix in our two countries will have a substantial share of renewable sources of energy.”

President Rousseff (speaking after discussions with President Obama in 2015)

The Brazilian Government has recognized the necessity for diversification of the energy mix due to over-dependence upon the hydro resources, which can become depleted during periods of drought. This goal is built into the US Brazil bilateral collaboration on renewable energy:

“Both our nations are setting new goals on clean energy. Beyond hydropower, the United States and Brazil will aim to increase the share of electricity we generate from renewable energy to 20 percent by the year 2030,”

President Obama (after discussions with President Dilma Roussef on climate change during Dilma’s visit to the US). This would imply a doubling of Brazil’s current output.

At a strategic level, two interconnected policy strands influence Brazilian Government policy towards wind power. These are:

1. The creation of a robust wind equipment manufacturing industry
2. Wind power as an integral component of a balanced energy supply mix

The related policies driving these two strands – and the implications for investors in wind power in Brazil - will be explored at BWEC 2016. 

Join us at BWEC 2016 to learn about the key factors driving the Brazilian wind industry

Climate Change Concerns

Brazil aims to participate actively in COP21 and therefore to embrace the global focus on wind and other renewable energy sources. Although the nation is already a low carbon producer of energy, this is due to an over-dependence upon hydropower – so other renewables, including wind power, are increasingly becoming the focus of attention.

“The best wind in the world”

Brazil has some of the best wind resources in the world and vast expanses of suitable locations for wind projects. This rich resource underpins not only the power generation investment opportunities, but also the opportunities for equipment manufacturing – especially equipment tailored to the unique Brazilian conditions.

Growing Demand for Energy

Economic growth and the expansion of the affluent middle classes is resulting in growing demand for energy, which Brazil’s existing infrastructure is insufficient to supply. Government targets and policy are designed to encourage investment in energy, including wind power.

Brazilian Energy Policy

Brazilian Government policy involves regular power auctions dedicated to renewable energy, including wind power. Winning projects secure a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) for the supply of energy. The PPA is linked to inflation, thereby reducing the currency risk for international investors.

Brazilian Industrial Policy

Government support to wind power project developers in Brazil comes in the form of guarantees of reduced rate loans from BNDES (the Brazilian development bank) for projects awarded a PPA via the auction system – on condition that they use locally manufactured equipment. This policy has resulted in the emergence of a thriving local manufacturing industry, which is now turning its sights to the export market.

 

Why attend BWEC 2016?

 

  • Connect with the leading wind power technology providers and and project developers, investors and Government stakeholders.

  • BWEC 2016 is the high profile Brazilian wind power event where high level delegates debate the future of the industry and influence industry policy

  • BWEC 2016 brings together the Brazilian wind industry's key decision makers - meet them and influence the future of wind power in Latin America's leading market 

  • BWEC provides a platform to connect with the CEOs of the leading wind project developers, key government representatives and most important technology suppliers

  • Exhibitors will showcase the latest wind sector innovation and supply chain and review the latest in cutting-edge engineering and technology

  • New focus on merger and acquistion activity in the Brazilian wind sector as the industry matures

  • Dedicated workshops focused on key industry themes 

  • Exclusive networking opportunities including formal business matchmaking sessions

  • Networking sailing day at the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club

Next Event

BWEC 2016 

Due to the political / economic crisis in Brazil, BWEC 2016 has been postponed until the second half of 2016. Check back for revised dates which will be available soon.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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