This group brings together the best thinkers on energy and climate. Join us for smart, insightful posts and conversations about where the energy industry is and where it is going.


Energy: what has changed for customers?

image credit: Rafael Herzberg
Rafael Herzberg's picture
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...

  • Member since 2003
  • 2,222 items added with 1,295,746 views
  • May 27, 2021

Energy: what has changed for customers?

If there has been an important innovation in the Brazilian electricity sector in recent years, which has practically gone unnoticed, it is its complexity.

Devising a strategy to achieve and maintain a competitive posture, required customers to adhere to the novelties offered by the Government. It was essentially simple and easy. Examples:

* Tariffs for replacing petroleum products with electricity in the 1980s
* Choice of time of use rates in the 1990s
* Migration to the free market in the 2000s
* Distributed generation in the 2010s

Today the challenge is much more complex.

* There is a range of solutions available
* The risks of each need to be mapped
* Technical, financial and management issues need to be identified
* The way in which the solutions are contracted requires evaluation
* The horizon of decisions, in years, has gained importance

Decision-making processes require more studies as the deepening of the themes is a requirement, in order to characterize each potential solution as a business to be evaluated.


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Rafael Herzberg's picture
Thank Rafael for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »