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Electric power opportunities for 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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Electric power opportunities for Brazil

Two opportunities, which have the potential to save billions a year, are waiting for a proactive attitude from our leaders: 1st) Electric instant showers and 2nd) Power theft

Create a bonus for those who use the shower during the off-peak hours is a valuable solution as it avoids the need for heavy investments only to meet a load that remains on for just a short duration.

It is worth remembering that in Brazil we have about 50 million showers, which represent the BIGGEST national unit load - in the 200 GW range of installed capacity!

Create a strategy to really face power theft, which cost a significant fraction of the entire national energy delivery - USD 10 billion/year in order of magnitude.

I do not intend to infer that these are easy opportunities to capture, but based on the assumption that we Brazilians consider ourselves to be so creative, why not?

I have suggestions to actually "make these suggestions happen".


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