- Mar 31, 2021 8:51 am GMT
The changes in the political/economic scenario in Brazil point to a new level of power prices for future delivery.
The calculations that I always show clients is related to the amortization of investments in the expansion of the supply side. It is a simple, robust and easy to understand.
* Investment in renewable plants: R$ 5,800/kW
* Amortization term: 20 years
* Monthly interest rate: 1.2% (includes country risk)
* Load factor: 50%
It results in a cost of R$ 240/MWh.
The current market price, offered by renewable power plants, for long-term contracts, is around R$ 170/MWh.
Bottom line: the prevailing trend is of an important increase in power prices of those plants to be built ("marginal cost of expansion")..
PS 1 USD = R$ 5.8
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