This special interest group is for professionals to connect and discuss all types of carbon-free power alternatives, including nuclear, renewable, tidal and more.

Post

What is the value of certificates?

Rafael Herzberg's picture
Consultant energy affairs Self employed

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...

  • Member since 2003
  • 2,212 items added with 1,289,992 views
  • Oct 31, 2022
  • 192 views

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.

Discussions

No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Rafael Herzberg's picture
Thank Rafael for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »