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Why prepare for a major blackout in Brazil?

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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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Why prepare for a major blackout in Brazil?

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The situation of the reservoirs that supply the hydroelectric plants, which represent the bulk of the Brazilian power matrix is already considered delicate.

Will frequent and massive rains occur? There is no robust data to answer affirmatively or negatively.

The most important lesson from the last blackout (last decade) is simple and powerful: it is worth preparing for it.

  1. What alternatives should be explored?
  2. What is the maximum cost that an alternative must have to be potentially viable? 
  3. How long is it possible to "wait and see"? 

If you are planning for such a situation there is a great asset at hand. You can do well and get ahead of the competition.

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