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Power rates: the necessary evolution

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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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Power rates: the necessary evolution

Whoever works in the electric energy area knows very well that the sizing of infrastructure, whether in generation, transmission, distribution, equipment, is a calculation based on its power in kW.

And, in the same token, the associated investment is denominated in $/k|W.

Rates must evolve to suit this fact of real life.

But... currently a residence has its electricity bill based on kWh of consumption. Not in kW power demand.

And so there is a mismatch between investments and revenues. And the result is that those that are efficient (demanding less kW per energy consumed in kWh) end up paying for those who demand much more kW per kWh. The less efficient ones also produce more emissions as well.

It is high time to evolve the rate system.

I designed a new model! If you wish to embark on this "new avenue", I am available to to explore this potential opportunity and... make it happen. In Brazil and in the world, as this theme is valid for all countries.

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