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PL 5829 DG (Brazil): is it good?

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Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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PL 5829 DG (Brazil): is it good?

Created to extend the exemption from connection fees to the public grid for many years to come,  the bill has a very good chance of being approved and thus maintaining the viability of solar energy.

Solar energy depends on the public grid so that it is possible to buy and sell energy according to the balance of surpluses or shortages of energy on a daily basis.

The public grid involves generation, transmission and distribution requires capital-intensive investments, which need to be made available to those who install solar systems.

For  solar systems buyers and sellers, yes, it's great news. And how about the others - the vast majority - who actually pay for this bill?

With the PL 5829, those who do not install solar pay for the the bill (subsidies).

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Matt Chester on Aug 23, 2021

Is this part of a broader strategy in the country to enhance solar energy? Or is the only major movement in terms of policy at the moment? 

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Rafael Herzberg on Aug 25, 2021

Officially it is a "broader strategy" but the way it is conceived only really helps PV sellers/buyers and not all the consumers. The duck curve for example is associated to a cost that is not really addressed by this law. Very bad because it is the "others" who will pay for it.

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Dr. Amal Khashab on Aug 23, 2021

Hi Rafael

It is unfair and unwise, too. Instead of that, The state can encourage solar project builders by taxis exemption for a certain period (3-5  years).

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Ivson Dos Anjos on Aug 23, 2021

It's important to Brazil to have a regulation in the sector of solar energy generation. But the problem is much the customers will pay for this.

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Thank Rafael for the Post!
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