WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 23, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Significant new opportunities for power plant development in Brazil provide topics for discussion in an energy conference to be held in Miami, Fla.

The Center for Business Intelligence will host its 6th Annual Brazil Energy 2001 conference, March 22-23, 2001, in Miami, FL.

Brazil has a rapidly growing need for electric power. Over the past few years, the demand growth for electricity has exceeded economic growth. This creates significant opportunity for power plant development. At the same time, existing electric utilities are being unbundled and privatized, creating further opportunities for U.S. electric companies.

Brazil also has significant oil fields, both in-country and off-shore, which are being privatized, creating opportunity for international oil companies.

This conference addresses the opportunities for U.S. companies in the Brazilian electric, oil and gas industries. It examines the impact of the current Brazilian economic and regulatory climate on these opportunities and how U.S. companies can manage the current situation to protect their investments. Learn from the experience of leading energy providers including, AEC Pipelines, CMS Energy, COMPAGAS, Enron South America, Maurebeni International, PPL Global LLC and Tractebel. Also, hear from their financiers and advisors such as Advocacia Waltenberg, ANZ Investment Bank, Coudert Brothers, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Inter-American Development Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard & Poor’s, Stewart & Stevenson Services Inc and Van Ness Feldmen P.C.

Perspectives will also be presented on the progress of restructuring, regulatory reform, electric markets, exploration IPOs and Petrobras’s new role from Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, ASMAE, ONS, ANP, Rio Grande do Sul, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and Petrobras. In addition, benefit from 3 informative case studies – 1) PPL Global’s Acquisition of CEMAR; 2) Tractebel’s Cana Brava; 3) Araucaria IPP.

Plus, choose from 2 comprehensive pre-conference workshops on Thursday, March 22, 2001 – A) Competition for Capital – Financing Projects and Privatizations; B) Structuring Contracts in Brazil’s Changing Regulatory Environment.

To register, or for more information, contact Luci Santillo, P: 781-939-2412 or e-mail l.santillo@cbinet.com. Get the complete agenda at https://cbinet.com/wconnect/wc.dll?CBEvent~GetMoreInfo~PB109