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AMAPÁ blackout: what does it teach us?

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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...

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AMAPÁ blackout: what does it teach us?

On paper, all entities in the Brazilian  electricity sector did their part. After more than a week in the dark, the city of Amapá...

  • The local utility will be penalized by Aneel (the regulator)
  • The Minister of Mines and Energy voiced his belief that energy would be restored "quickly",
  • The national system operator was and is  always attentive and making supply available to the utility  

But, unfortunately, these are just protocol verbalizations.

A "war room" was really missing. That initiative to bring together all that has to do with the electricity sector to together and proactively take the necessary measures to restore supply with the required speed.

What we saw was flattering. We are without real leaders in line with the needs of the electricity sector. And by far. 

Our current "leaders" are essentially formalists. But it is in the great challenges that true leaders emerge.


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