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Electric Energy and the "others"

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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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Electric Energy and the "others"

We have in Brazil a perverse but widely accepted characteristic: transferring errors - especially those in the public sector - to the "others". Three emblematic and well-known examples.

Blackout Amapá

The government will give an exemption from the electric bill to the residents of Amapá, passing it on to all the "others" payers of their bills.

The correct approach would be for those responsible who are in charge of the operation and inspection of the electricity sector to pay. For they were the ones who failed.

Power theft

Theft has been a phenomenon observed for many decades (double digit). Who bears the theft are the "others" payers of their bills.

Default by the official power clearinghouse 

In place of the institution honoring its commitments, it took the decision to pass on the cost of its default to the "others" registered agents.

What is missing is what happens in the civilized places of the world. Statutory shareholders, directors and board members held responsible. They are the ones who should ensure that, in the event of misconduct, organizations they command pay for the damage caused and not the "others".


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