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Eletrobrás "tortoises"

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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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Eletrobrás "tortoises"

The privatization of Eletrobrás includes a list of thermal plants to be built in the Amazon region.

They are called tortoises because they represent a technical-commercial absurdity. In a sound  system there would be auctions to discover the sources that would make the most sense.

But not!

The decision fell on favoring plants that require expensive gas, to be brought in long journeys by rivers. The specialized press indicates that these plants would be ordered to "friends".

Power plants from renewable sources would reconcile much lower costs and with fewer emissions were rejected.

And so Brazil follows the usual vicious path, which puts us on the edge of competitiveness because these "tortoises" are expensive and will be charged unceremoniously from Brazilian power users.

PS "Tortoise" is a Brazilian nickname to designate a very crazy situation. Tortoise on top of the tree? Either it was a flood or it was the hands of people.


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