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Power prices in 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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Power prices in Brazil

The hydro situation in the country acquired crisis contours at the beginning of this year of 2021. Brazil power matrix is 70% hydro.

Initially, short-term power prices rose sharply:

1. The spot for deregulated energy users reached its ceiling of USD 100/MWh

2. Prices for future delivery (next quarter) have also climbed to USD 100//MWh

3. The red flag tariff (additional cost) for regulated energy users was increased sharply, to USD 10/MWh

Long term power prices were also "contaminated". They rose more than 30%.

This fact denotes a perception of the market that the energy crisis is structural and not episodic.

It makes sense to prepare for a challenging medium and long-term scenario.


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