In this editorial, we show that the exponential growth of renewables requires advances in expansion planning methodologies. These advances have already been applied in studies in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The Brazilian study shows that the increase of wind power in the Northeast region creates a "virtual storage" that mitigates the reduction of hydroelectric storage.
In this issue, we comment on two new provisional measures, and a decree recently published.
In this issue, we look at the IPCC report, which proposes a new limit for the emission of greenhouse gases and highlight how Brazil can play its part in combating global warming in the face of the new IPCC proposal.
In this issue, we discuss the operation of the P2P trading platform, better known as Uber or Airbnb for electricity, which has been implemented in many countries, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, and Australia, in view of the increasing quantity of distributed power being connected to the network and of proactive consumers ('prosumers') in the market.
This edition presents the updated balance of demand and structural supply of energy for the next years, including our traditional Delay Meter.