Issue 100 • April 2015

Climate change: has the future arrived?


In this section we describe a recent study on climate change impacts on Brazilian hydroelectric production, conducted by INPE, COPPE and PSR, and sponsored by Strategic Affairs Secretariat [Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos] (SAE). The results are worrying and indicate that hydroelectric projects planning and investment decisions must already take into account these impacts.


This month, we launch the “Tariff Flag Meter”, which will monitor the following indices: (i) assessment of the sufficiency of the raised funds; (ii) probability of activation of the flags; and (iii) probabilistic analysis of operating costs until the end of the year. The other topics are: (1) Could Annex 5 solve the problem of the GSF? ; and (2) Amendment to Normative Ruling 482/2012 dealing with distributed micro- and mini-generation.


The subject of this section, prepared by Advocacia Waltenberg, is the Public Hearing No. 14/2015 – Proposed Normative Ruling for access to the Basic Grid.


This section features: (i) structural balance of energy and (ii) delays in construction of new supply for the horizon 2015-2019

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.