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Brazilian power sector: what's missing?

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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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Brazilian power sector: what's missing?

Why have we been a laggard (BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) for years with regard to the equivalent cost in USD/MWh?

My guess has to do with the systematic lack of dealing with issues with a beginning, middle and an end.

Our tradition is to open up many subjects. But, we don't mind reaching an actual conclusion of each one of them. Everything takes many years. The infinite reasons are centered on our lack of diligence, on our "sloth", on the recurring way of "blaming others", on the "victimization" format that invariably points out how the "others" are treating us badly.

Competent leadership is lacking and market participants - suppliers and demanders of power - with a firm and determined stance.

The result is well known: everything is transferred sharply to the costs of those who pay the electric bill.

As long as we are not aware of this situation, as it has been for decades, there are no realistic chances of pursuing competitiveness.


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