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Energy in Brazil: mixed signals

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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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Energy in Brazil: mixed signals

The reservoirs of the hydroelectric plants are extremely low. The thermal plants are being dispatched to ensure that demand is met. The associated costs of dispatching the available plants are extremely high.

And yet the price of the PLD (price for the settlement of differences), the Brazilian spot, published by the CCEE (Electric Energy Commercialization Chamber) dropped this week to the range of R$ 160/MWh (US$ 30/MWh).

It is worth remembering that just a few weeks ago it reached R$ 2 Thousand/MWh (USD 400/MWh).

Of course there are many variables that influence the official program that calculates the PLD BUT R$ 160/MWh in this current scenario in which we are immersed has no logical consistency!

The signal emanating from the CCEE is of a crisis that has already ended and the prices charged reflect normality.

Can you believe it?

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