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HCM City (VNA) – The sixth International Power Engineering (Generation, Transmission and Distribution) Technology Exhibition, or Electric and Power Vietnam 2016, will return to HCM City from September 14 – 16, promising to create good opportunities for local and foreign companies to compare notes and seek business opportunities.

Electric and Power Vietnam 2016 features 250 exhibiting companies from 30 countries and territories, including seven international group pavilions of Germany, the Republic of Korea, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and China, with well-known brands such as ABB, ASKA Power Generation, Datakom, Hanyoung Nux Vietnam, Honeywell International Inc., Intertek and Mekong Technology.

The exhibition will showcase a wide range of power engineering solutions and technologies - electrical control and distribution systems, backup power generation, manufacturing and process automation, SCADA, and transmission and distribution. Wireless security, instrumentation and control, power station hardware and equipment, renewable energy and other related equipment will also be on display.

Held alongside Electric and Power Vietnam is the Industrial Automation Vietnam, this is expected to provide a sourcing center for factory and process automation equipment and software needed to effectively run a modern factory and processing plant.

Many conferences and seminars will also be held on the sidelines of the exhibition, according to BT Tee, Deputy Chief, Viet n am Representative Office, Singapore Exhibition Services, one of the event's organizers.

Tee said: "The high rate of electric power demand, driven by Vietnam's industrial expansion is phenomenal, putting quite a lot of stress on the current power infrastructure in Vietnam."

He said there was an interesting imbalance between supply and demand where there is a higher supply capacity in the north of Vi e t n am, but where power demand growth in southern Viet n am is faster.

"As such, power transmission, distribution and grid efficiency becomes important with long transmission distances. This needs to be improved with new technology implementation, replacing less efficient legacy systems and technologies," he told a press conference held in HCM City on August 24.

To be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, the exhibition is expected to welcome 4,500 professional visitors.

First launched in 2006, Electric and Power Vietnam has gradually expanded to become Vi e t n am's most comprehensive electric power trade event, with a diverse community of exhibitors interested in the Vietnamese market.-VNA