Issue 154 • October 2019

NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF CONSUMERS AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES

OPINION

In this issue, we describe analytical tools and methodologies that can contribute to a better understanding and quantification of the benefits and costs for consumers and distribution companies of the insertion of technologies such as DG, batteries, flexibility aggregators, and IoT.

REGULATORY

In this section, we analyze the final report of Modernization of the Brazilian Electric Sector, and the results of the activities carried out since last April when Ordinance No. 187 established such a group.

JURIDICAL

In this section, guests Rafael Santos and André Melo of Cescon Barrieu comment on the Impact of Tax Reform on the Brazilian Electricity Sector.

WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

Exceptionally, there will be no Water Resources and Environment section in this Energy Report issue.

INTERNATIONAL

In this issue, we analyze the Mexican Government Decree that grants existing renewable plants certified of clean energy, a product that, in the original design of the Mexican Energy Reform, was aimed only at new renewable plants as a way to encourage new installations.

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.