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Crisis and generator sets (Brazil)

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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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Crisis and generator sets

Brazil has an installed park of diesel generator sets especially for the business and institutional sector.

They could be a very interesting tool to help face the energy crisis. Could!

But.. the bonus these customers are supposed to receive for "dispatching them" should be consistent with the real situation:

* Diesel price of R$ 4.5/Liter
* Diesel cost is R$ 1.35/kWh delivered by the group
* Operation and maintenance costs (by the book) are R$0.25/kWh
* Total cost is R$ 1.6/kWh or R$1600/MWh

The bonus should be significantly above R$1600/MWh... to make sense!

1 USD = R$ 5,2

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