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Poor choices, even worse results

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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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Poor choices, even worse results

The criteria that guide the decisions taken by the Brazilian electricity sector causes very bad results.

The price paid in USD/MWh by energy consumers, whether residential, business or institutional, is at the bottom of the global market. Very expensive (60th - the 1st being the cheapest)

* The lack of adequately sized storage dams for our hydroelectric plants,
* The lack of demand response programs that are so successful in a list of countries,
* The usual leniency with power theft - more than 10% of all energy produced
* Populist subsidies (targeting elections) and that impact a systemic increase in future costs
* The increasingly intense dispatch of thermal power plants way more expensive than hydro

And so what?

Nothing tends to change. For the simple fact that for decades in a row, there is no one who cares and who has the responsibility, authority and interest to "turn around this mess".

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