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A blackout in AMAPÁ (Brazil)... so what?

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Consultant energy affairs, Self employed

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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A blackout in AMAPÁ (Brazil)... so what?

Days and days without power. The justification - at this point - does not matter.

It objectively shows our fragility. Of course, being subject to faults is absolutely normal. It is an intrinsic part of electrical systems.

The difference is in the preparation to deal with emergencies. Those who are structured to give quality responses, have a much better result than those, like us, who are essentially improvisers.

The most important executives of the official electric sector - since the beginning of the blackout - did not give a forecast of restoration of electric energy.

Selected countries facing all sorts of storms prepare themselves, and even after entire regions are destroyed, they manage in an orderly and predictable fashion to restore supply.

Brazil needs to learn from these countries. Or do we prefer to remain as laggards?


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