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Energy: where can Brazil improve?

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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: where can Brazil improve?

Most of our electricity power matrix is renewable.

In this month of April, hydraulic, wind and solar sources represented 90% of the total!

Energy as a commodity has its market price around R$ 200/MWh net of taxes. It is competitive vis-à-vis world standards.

The average Brazilian tariff, charged by concessionaires, for companies and institutions (in medium voltage) is around R$ 700/MWh, net of taxes.

This means that the amount paid by the consumer is more than 3 times the price of the commodity, that is to include:

1. Energy transmission
2. Distribution of energy
3. Power theft
4. Subsidies

It is in this distance between the price of energy as a source and the value paid by the consumer, where the Brazilian inefficiency lies.

We urgently need to face the challenge, to reduce this distance. That is, of course, if we want to get closer to the competitive countries.

PS 1 USD = R$ 4.6

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