Issue 123 • March 2017

Separation Between New and Existing Energy: Unbuild The Wall?


In this issue we analyze the reasons for Brazil having separated the new and the existing energy, and the pros and cons of maintaining this separation in regulatory framework improvements.


We discuss in this section the issue of hydroelectric plants and deforestation.


The focus in this issue is the collapse in spot prices caused by renewables, which threatens the "standard" model of the electric market. The example of Chile, with proposals for improvement that might interest Brazil, is evaluated in detail.


This issue features the updated balance of demand and structural supply of energy for the coming years, including our traditional delay meter.

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.