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Energy: Brazilian indifference

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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: Brazilian indifference

Our institutions are simply a national shame because they do not act in a coordinated way aiming at the good of all Brazilians.

An example that has been in the news reflects this situation. The 500-mile line between Manaus and Boa Vista, contracted ten years ago and which should have "already"  been in operation has not even started to be built.

But there is already a legal dispute involving ANEEL (regulator), MME Ministry of Energy), the concessionary company contracted (Transnorte Energia) with a request of more than USD 0,3 billion due to "extra costs".

This question perfectly reflects our electricity sector. Expensive, wasteful, inefficient and not aimed at the goals for which it was created.


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