Issue 78 • June 2013

10 years of electricity sector model: A swell party, or the party broke down ?


The 10th edition of National Meeting of Electricity Sector Agents [Encontro Nacional de Agentes do Setor Elétrico](ENASE) held in May, had once again a broad participation of the sector's agents, reporting their contributions and perceptions about the Brazilian electricity sector. In this issue, PSR presents a global analysis of the topics evaluated, focusing on the central ones that permeated the event, being raised repeatedly by various agents; and offers its own views regarding these issues. The central topics evaluated according to this criterion were (i) regulatory issues associated to MP 579 and CNPE Ruling 03; (ii) improvements in the sector's planning; and (iii) operation and the free market.


This section addresses the following topics: (1) the need for new energy and distribution utilities demand statements; (2) scheme for the reserve energy auction of 2013; and (3) A-5 auction of 2013.


This month, the environmental section brings into focus the issue of generating electricity from waste - an important interface between the problem of urban planning and the electricity sector, which has recently received some attention when it was listed as one of the possible technologies for participation in the next A-3 auction.


In addition to traditional analyses of supply, with PSR balances of demand and peak, we introduce in this issue an alternative scenario that aims to represent the effect of hydroelectric friction factors (as assessed in ER December 2012 issue) on the structural supply to the system. Additionally, an analysis of the reservoirs current level compared to the historical record is made.

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.