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New risks in the electricity sector

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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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New risks in the electricity sector

Major changes are taking place and quickly here in Brazil:

* Solar and wind energy gaining space in the power matrix
* New run-of-river hydroelectric plants
* Distributed generation

And concomitantly new and important challenges have arisen:

* Dispatch of the plants became much more complex
* Power grids are exposed to a variety of new phenomena

The tradition has always been to embed all risks in a single "basket" and to charge consumers a "universal type" fee to cover them.

In this scenario in which the entire production chain of the electric sector is being subjected to new requirements, it will be interesting and convenient that each source has its own allocation of risks and associated costs. For the simple fact that they are so different.

And so the customer will be able to choose the source considering the whole picture. It will be a way for the market to be able to choose prices and risks according to the perception of each one.


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