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Energy: difference between winners and losers

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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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Energy: difference between winners and losers

In the price competition in USD/MWh, among the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Brazil is a persistent loser.

We have competitors in population and territorial area bigger and smaller than Brazil, but always with better prices than ours.

If we Brazilians call ourselves so creative, if our matrix is predominantly renewable (70% hydroelectric), and our regulatory framework so comprehensive, why are we the most expensive?

It is high time to question our situation as a laggard.

The difference is in the strategy and management of the electric power sector, because, of course, electrons are - in nature - the same anywhere in the world!

What we lack is: a demanding posture. We accept everything down our throats! Very easily even! The remedy is always the same: pass on the costs to the rates. With this "strategy" we will never turn around this awful situation.


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