Issue 107 • November 2015

Refloating the electricity sector model: multiple uses of water


This is the second part of a series of analyses on adjustments in the sector model. In the previous issue, we discussed the decoupling between supply contracts and physical guarantee. In this issue, the topic is multiple uses of water, taking as its starting point the Northeast storage situation.


The topics of this section are: (1) tariff flag meter; (2) conversion into Law of Provisional Measure No. 677; (3) approval of Provisional Measure No. 688; (4) ANEEL proposal for renegotiation of the hydrological risk; (5) auction of hydro plants concessions that were not renewed; (6) novelties added in Provisional Measure No. 688; (7) public consultation on physical guarantee of hydro plants capacity; (8) will we cancel contracts of 15,000 MW of thermal plants?


In this section we discuss the main causes of delays in environmental licensing of power plants and transmission lines, and how these processes and studies could be streamlined.


This issue features the updated balance of demand and structural energy supply for the coming years, including our traditional delay meter.

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.