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Electric Energy: how to meet demand?

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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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Electric Energy: how to meet demand?

The answer is simple: have enough supply! But.... how to make this "sufficient offer" viable?

For medium and large consumers the equation is balanced as they need to contract kW demand. And so the value chain (generation, transmission and distribution) is planned in the right measure.

Reality shows that a great load is that of tens of millions of small consumers (mainly residential), which represent an important percentage of the national demand.

And the challenge is: this universe of small consumers does not contract demand by the current regulations. It means that the value chain does not have a contractual reference to meet this load.

This is a challenge that occurs in every country in the world. And that manifests itself especially when seasons with extreme temperatures occur.

It's time to change. To ensure a balance between supply and demand. Or else it will continue a statistical game. It should be determined!


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