Issue 146 • February 2019

IS IT FAIR TO ALLOCATE EQUALLY THE COSTS OF TRANSMISSION LOSSES?

OPINION

In this editorial, we analyze the current methodology of losses’ allocation in the Brazilian transmission system, which does not capture important characteristics of the locational contribution of generators and demands, with critical commercial impacts, and proposes a methodology that would capture these aspects.

REGULATORY

In this issue, we discuss the first phase of the Public Hearing No. 059/2018, in which ANEEL proposes to exchange the current monomial volumetric tariff model with a binomial tariff model, in which the values charged from consumers take into consideration another magnitude besides consumption power.

WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

In this edition, we present the methodology used by PSR for the hourly simulation of renewables through the RPS (Renewable Power Simulator) program developed by PSR.

INTERNATIONAL

In the international section, we comment on the first auction of renewable energy in Colombia and also, on how to reconcile legacy costs and renewable energy, illustrating cases from England, Mexico, Brazil, and Spain, since the legacy costs are the main reason why the final consumer is not benefited by the reducing of new energy cost.

SUPPLY

This edition features the updated balance of demand and structural supply of energy for years to come, including 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.