Issue 67 • July 2012

Deindexation – A cure that can be worse than the disease ?


Continuing the analysis begun in the previous issue on proposals to reduce the price of electricity in Brazil, this month we evaluate a proposal that has been recently raised by some government officials: to alter, or even to eliminate, the indexation of energy supply contracts.


The subjects analyzed in this issue are: (i) Concept of fimaximum effortfl according to ANEEL; (ii) Replacement Amount: the saga continues; (iii) Approved a law that allows Eletrobras to operate in distribution; and (iv) Novelties in the bidding for transmission concessions.


In this section we analyze the complex issue of communication with Indian communities near generation and transmission projects, illustrated by the recent forced seizure of Norte Energia technicians.


This section presents an overview of electricity supply in Brazil, through the structural balances of energy and peak developed by PSR. We analyze such factors as: delays in new power plants, transmission constraints and uncertainties in future generation.

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.