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The "new" need: energy management

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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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The "new" need: energy management

With the more complex electricity sector rules in Brazil, there is a need for companies and institutions to discover how to achieve and maintain a competitive cost of electricity consumption.

  • New run-of-river hydroelectric plants

    ONS (National System Operator) management of power plants dispatch has become more dependent on thermal plants (and more expensive) 
  • Wind and solar sources 

    Gaining expression in the country's matrix, a new technical and cost challenge arises for the operation of the national system, due to its intermittency & the duck curve
  • Hourly Spot

    The new hourly spot brought a new reference, replacing the traditional weekly. The intensity of short-term price changes (volatility) increases. 
  • Gas to mitigate cost risks

    Selected activities, which can be run on gas, have the potential to reduce costs in situations of high electricity prices. 
  • Demand control 

    To avoid payments for demands that, although occur very few times per month, account for high costs in the monthly bill presented by the concessionaire. 
  • Choosing the most appropriate rates

    The demand billing varies and, potentially, a lot, according to the chosen contractual rate schedule (wire fees).
  • Hourly consumption control 

    What is the profile of viable energy use that will result in a more competitive energy cost? 

Considering all these variables is a good start to build a competitive strategy.


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