Issue 124 •April 2017

Hydro 2.0: Energy Development with a High Environmental Standard


In this section we return to the question of the hydroelectric potential planning and we evaluate how new techniques and computational resources can be used for a more transparent and objective process, able to balance economic development and environmental conservation.


The Regulations section in this edition discusses the issue of relief from responsibility.


In this section we assess the status of reservoirs’ volume and the management of their surroundings, discussing the guideline to define their marginal strip.


The international section in this issue discusses the benefits of electric vehicles and their possible substitution or complementarity with biofuels.


This section features the updated balance of energy demand and structural supply for the coming years, and includes 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.