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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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What do you think of this suggestion?

For many decades, the way in which the electricity sector charges consumers is through an apportionment of costs.

The plants dispatched by the National System Operator have an "average" cost, which is the basis for calculating the power value.

An alternative that I present for consideration is to segment the power plants in order of merit of their costs.

Customers would be able to choose from:

1) Keep the current model, "prorated"


2) Go for a new one in which, if there is an energy saving - either by energy efficiency or by distributed generation - this would be valued by the cost of the plants starting with the most expensive dispatched towards the cheapest, according to the national power matrix.

And what's the difference?

If the prorated cost (current model) is referenced to 100, the cost of the most expensive can be 200 or even 300!

A new world of opportunities would open up to consumers who have an entrepreneurial spirit!

And the best: it's easy to demonstrate that everyone would win!



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