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Hourly power prices: what does it mean?

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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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Hourly power prices: what does it mean?

PLD is the settlement power price - the Brazilian "spot" as published by the official clearinghouse - CCEE.

As of the beginning of the next year the PLD will be "hourly", as opposed to the current "weekly".

For deregulated energy users, this is an important change. For the simple fact that the differences between the contracted and the consumed power volumes will be accounted per hour and not per week..

It will be "stricter". On the other hand, an opportunity opens up as well. The surplus energy from each hour will be "sold" and the shortages "bought". For those who prepare their companies and institutions properly,, these "transactions" can even generate an "extra" result. For others who "let it go" there may be an increase in cost.

Managing this is not difficult. It takes determination and initiative. Mainly because the results will depend on the proactivity or reactivity.

What will you prefer to do?


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