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Unbalanced power rates (Brazil)

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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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Unbalanced energy rates (Brazil)

The table shows:

* Actual power costs
* Energy tariffs granted by ANEEL to ENEL SP for industrial/commercial and institutional energy users connected at medium voltage (typically 13 kV)

Amortization1151% per month, 240 months, investiment R$ 5 200/kW 1 USD = R$ 5,2
Natural gas cost200Combined cycle  @ 50% efficiency 
Thermal plant cost315Amortization + gas 
Weighted cost17570% renewable and 30% thermal 
Back up cost1151 kW maximum demand requires 1 kW additional 
Technical cost289  
Power theft29  
Power cost318Just the commodity - does not include wire fees 
ENEL SP rates   
Weighted25290% Off-peak and 10% Peak 


There is an important imbalance. The trend - if the goal is to achieve financial and economic viability - should be to reduce costs (improving the efficiency of the system). The most likely, however, will be an increase in tariffs.


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