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What changed in Brazil's power matrix?

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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 changed in Brazil's power matrix?

Our matrix has changed, and a lot, in the last two decades.

1. It was 90% firm, renewable (hydro) and 10% thermal, now it's 70% x 30%
2. Intermittent renewable (solar and wind) is now 18%
3. The cost of energy (USD/MWh) has become the most expensive among the BRICS

We have a perfect storm. We are the most expensive compared to our competitors, we live with a more complicated matrix and to make it worse, Brazil has become very fragile in terms of power reliability (supply ability to meet demand).

We should create a strategic plan to turn around this awful situation. Otherwise we cannot evolve. As simple as that!

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