Power: is Brazil mistaken?
- Sep 8, 2021 12:15 pm GMT
Power : is Brazil mistaken?
The main change in our power matrix in recent decades has been the great increase in thermal generation. More than tripled according to data from the ONS (National System Operator).
This finding stems from three main decisions regarding new power plants:
1. Hydraulics became run-of-river instead of with proper reservoirs
2. Renewable that have low kWh production/installed kW
3. Lack of competitiveness requirement, in USD/MWh, of our power generation
In this scenario, it will be increasingly necessary to invest more in firm power plants such as thermal, making our average weighted power even more expensive.
The current strategy is unable to achieve and maintain power cost competitiveness in relation to our competitors (BRICS - Brazil, , Russia, India, China and South Africa).
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