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Irresistible temptation

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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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Irresistible temptation

Brazil could be a developed country. Could! But... what prevents this to happen?

There is, among most of those I know, a perception that the main reason has always been endemic thievery in the country. Since its discovery.

And how is it possible to perpetuate this state of affairs for centuries on end?

In my assessment it is about priorities established. The vast majority,, and by far, prefers to value the short term.

And so long-term projects, which are those that would really be able to change the country, are left out. The electric power sector is included in this category. There is a list of "issues" that are ostensibly NOT faced. Here goes just 4 of them:

1. Power theft (more than 10% of the total power consumption)
2. Demand response programs that are NOT deployed
3. Deregulated power markets for the residential sector is NOT in the agenda (actually)
4. Facing (mitigating) the duck curve which is already "on"

All countries that have become developed have a priority investment: quality education.

Here short-term temptations are always irresistible. And they always prevail over what is right and best for the country.


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