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Supply and demand or vice versa?

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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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Supply and demand or vice versa?

The national electrical systems were created based on a logic that proved to be very robust. The supply scaled to meet demand. That simple!

The important and underlying issue is the possibility of "dispatching" the production chain in a planned way and especially, having control of the delivered power.

With the growth of intermittent (non-firm) sources such as solar and wind, there is, in fact, an important change in this paradigm. Control over supply has become fragile. 

And the developed world has created "tools" that allow demand adjustments. DER (Distributed Energy Resources and DR (Demand Response) are two examples.

And so an important evolution of energy management strategy is being observed.

Is your company/institution prepared to capture the opportunities that are arising?

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