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5 questions about energy 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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5 questions about energy in Brazil

For companies and institutions that value planning, the theme "energy supply, demand and prices" is very important.

If the scenario is one of systemic balance and prices that can be predicted with robustness, Brazil facilitates decisions around long-term investments. Or, on the other hand, a reduction in local productive activities.

We already have many years experience in this matter. I myself, providing consultancy for large companies, saw executives closing entire production lines to relocate them in other countries. And maintaining local sales but now with imported products.

1. Will Brazil "mitigate" the "duck curve" that has already "appeared"?

How much will it cost and who will pay for it?

2. Will power theft be faced?

When will the theft of electricity leave the current shameful level for a more "palatable" one?

3. When will the demand response program be introduced?

Will we have the drive to reach and maintain a more cost-effective level with this initiative?

4. Will there be a plan for the structured introduction of electric vehicles?

To face the huge associated challenge?

5. How will the regulated and free markets balance?

Who will foot the bill for the cost impact of the massive migration that will take place in a year?

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