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What does your company prefer?

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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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What does your company prefer?

In a world increasingly marked by changes, be they technological, intensity of productive activity, management method and strategic planning, contracting demand before your electric energy concessionaires is a topic that has gained relevance.


While the environment is changing all the time in all directions, demand contracting is super rigid, bucking the trend of looking for "variable cost" solutions.

This contracting follows a coined style for over a century! And it has its good reasons!

Demand contracting is formally established for 1 year. If exceeded, fines will be charged. If it goes down, you pay for idleness. Or it is a ratchet which is also very stiff.

But... wouldn't it be more interesting to be able to adjust your contracted demand on a platform sponsored by your local concessionaire so that you can always scale it to your needs?

To avoid losses for the concessionaire, on this platform, those who wish to reduce their demand would post this availability. Another consumer in the opposite situation would have the possibility of "capturing this surplus" to enable an increase in demand.

It would be a "zero sum game". Customers win because they adjust their demands, paying for what they need. The concessionaire would sell more energy with the same infrastructure because an idle demand transferred to a customer that "activates" it, would increase its kWh billing.

Use the discussions (box at the end of this post) to indicate your preference (having or not having this proposed contractual demand adjustment available as an internet based service sponsored by the local utility company to its customers) and most importantly, leave there your own comments!


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