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.. for the next president (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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.. for the next president (Brazil)

Perhaps the most important issue for the future of energy in Brazil is to achieve and maintain cost and price competitiveness for consumers, whether residential, business or institutional.

Brazil has at its disposal abundant renewable sources that meet all the conditions to be super competitive.

What is lacking is "only" a strategy centered on this theme. And how to make this happen?

Here are 4 opportunities.

1) Energy companies must be privatized.

Not for ideological reasons but for the simple fact that in Brazil, because we have huge companies (mainly in the generation but also in the distribution of energy) belonging to the State, there is always a great maneuver to allocate cronies in the best posts.

The focus, it follows, is not efficiency or the pursuit of excellence And how this is missed!

2) Public institutions must pursue metrics

Regulatory bodies, and ministries, for example, should be evaluated by the metrics that the country displays in its costs, whether in $/kW of capacity to add installed power or in $/kWh of commodities delivered through the electricity value chains, from petroleum products, etc.

And above all compared to developing countries such as the BRICS for example (we have been the most expensive or many years).

3) Programs that need to arrive in Brazil

A list of super successful programs that have brought wonderful results to energy suppliers and consumers in a variety of countries around the world needs to be brought to Brazil.

It is not justified to "just" choose to be more expensive if there are win-win alternatives, proven to be efficient, that benefit everyone!

4) Facing power theft

Electricity thefts represent a huge cost. More than 10% of everything produced is stolen. Enough of considering them as "non-technical losses".

Brazil needs to have courage and face this challenge. For the benefit of the honest and hardworking community!

Which candidate has the courage, the guts and the ability to do what it takes?


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