Issue 188 • August 2022

PHYSICAL GUARANTEE CALCULATION: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

OPINION

In this editorial, PSR analyzes the current official methodology for calculating Physical Guarantee (PG), the risks related to the change of critical period, and shows that it is possible to calculate the correct PGs that meet all methodological requirements using the computational models NEWAVE and DECOMP.

REGULATORY

In this section, we comment on the discussions to improve TUST and TUSDg, in addition to other relevant topics.

WATER RESOURCES

In the water resources section, we discuss the controversies surrounding the removal of hydroelectric dams as a river rehabilitation.

ESG

In this section, we comment on the criticized mechanism of carbon credits based on tree planting, used by companies committed to the climate issue.

INTERNATIONAL

This section addresses the publication of the Colombian Government on the resolution that implements the selection process for issuing provisional grants for offshore wind projects.

INNOVATION

In this section, we explore two promising technologies for Brazil that combine permanent CO2 capture with increased agricultural productivity: biochar and hydrogel.

STRUCTURAL SUPPLY ANALYSIS

We present the updated demand and structural energy supply balance for the coming years and our traditional "delay meter".

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Electronically published since 2006, the PSR Energy Report is a monthly newsletter developed by PSR, whose main objective is to present a comprehensive and current analysis of regulatory, legal issues, water resources and environment and supply of the electricity sector in Brazil.