Proposal to reduce power costs in Brazil
- Aug 2, 2018 9:23 pm GMTAug 2, 2018 9:23 pm GMT
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The National System Operator (ONS) shows that, during the dry season, the hydroelectric reservoirs are "stressed". Thermal plants are then dispatched to meet all demand.
Since the nominal capacity of the reservoirs is small, the history of recent years shows that the thermal power plants end up being dispatched for many months each year. The cost of the thermal power plants is triple that of hydroelectric plants.
My suggestion is to come up with a program to encourage electricity consumers to use other sources, such as gas or solar, in exchange for a hefty financial reward.
The ONS would generate a significant gain since the cost to dispatch the National Integrated System would be substantially lower than would have been incurred in the absence of this proposed substitution.
Win-win situation! I have already imagined what this contract would be like. If you would like to explore these ideas make sure to get in touch!