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A USD 20 Billion opportunity in Brazil

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A USD 20 Billion opportunity in Brazil

Analysis of energy use in Brazil, in large numbers, based on official data published by EPE,

1) The average Brazilian demand is 55 GW and the maximum is 92 GW
2) The industrial/commercial sector has an average demand of 30 GW and a maximum of 40 GW
3) The residential sector has an average demand of 16 GW
4) Therefore the maximum demand in the residential sector is 52 GW

The instant shower for being one of the most important electrical loads in the residential sector is largely responsible for this "distance" of 36 GW between average and maximum.

If we assume - conservatively - that 30% of this difference is due to the electric showers, it is 10 GW "at stake".

The replacement of instant showers would avoid investments of USD 20 billion in the electricity sector (generation, transmission and distribution), significantly reducing the national energy cost.


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