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USTDA’s Country Manager for Brazil, Gabrielle Mandel (center, left), signs the grant with Mr. Carlos Ribeiro, Operations Director, ISA CTEEP
USTDA’s Country Manager for Brazil, Gabrielle Mandel (center, left), signs the grant with Mr. Carlos Ribeiro, Operations Director, ISA CTEEP

USTDA Connects U.S. Companies to Automation and Cybersecurity Opportunities in Brazil

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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista S.A (ISA CTEEP), an electricity transmission company in the State of São Paulo, supporting the development of a grid automation and cybersecurity implementation plan. 

The technical assistance will deploy the recommended technologies, solutions and protocols for substation protection, control, and monitoring across its country-wide operations in the near-to-medium term.   As the energy sector can often be a target for cyberattacks, the project will also help to secure networks in order to prevent attacks and protect sensitive information.

“U.S. companies are market leaders in grid automation and monitoring technologies,” said Gabrielle Mandel, USTDA’s Country Manager for Brazil and Paraguay, “and we hope that cutting-edge U.S. solutions can contribute to ISA CTEEP’s objectives.  We look forward to seeing the positive results that will come from this project.”

"We are very pleased to announce the partnership with USTDA," said ISA CTEEP Operations Director Carlos Ribeiro.  “We have great expectations about working on something unprecedented, with important implications not only for ISA CTEEP network reliability, but for the electricity sector as a whole in Brazil, with relevant benefits to the local consumers.”

U.S. businesses interested in submitting proposals for this USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website at www.fbo.gov. A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA’s website at https://www.ustda.gov/business-opportunities.

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