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What is the value of certificates?

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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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What is the value of certificates?

All Brazilian consumers consume renewable energy.

Our matrix is hydraulic, solar, wind. Thermal sources are only used when hydroelectric reservoirs are not well supplied.

In practice, it is as if all Brazilian consumers had - as a matter of principle - a certificate of use of renewable sources!

The National System Operator decides when to dispatch thermal plants. And that does not depend on each individual consumer. This is a systemic decision.

In other words, business and institutional consumers who buy certificates to "certify" that they contract renewable energy is something redundant, unnecessary and even a waste.


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