In this editorial PSR discusses the theme “separation between ballast and energy” addressing its key issues: what is separation, why is it important to separate and how to separate in order to contribute to the ongoing MME public consultation and seek the understanding that the path to be followed must be the result of a conscious choice that aims to ensure in the future an always efficient and sustainable Electricity Sector.
In this section, we address the following topics: (i) bidding and systematic announcement of Auction A-6 of 2019 (which have been approved); (ii) announcement and systematic of auctions A-1 and A-2 of 2019; and (iii) ANEEL's regulatory agenda for the next 2020-2021 biennium.
In this issue, we comment on a study being conducted by PSR in partnership with the Instituto Escolhas to investigate the theme “Water as an input for the electricity sector”. The study is focused on two Brazilian watersheds, San Francisco, and Jaguaribe, which have presented conflicts between electricity generation and other water uses.
Exceptionally, there will be no International section in this Energy Report issue.
This edition features the updated balance of demand and structural supply of energy for years to come, including our traditional Delay Meter.
In this editorial we analyze the recent ministerial ordinance regarding the energy market opening and its relationship with CP 33. We also analyzed the green energy certificates’ mechanism implemented in the Mexican market, which goes as an example for the improvement of the Brazilian Electricity Sector.
In the regulatory section of this month we invited Sylvie D'Apote from Prysma E&T to write an article about the Decree of Gas published in December, which rescues some points of “Gas to Grow”. We also commented on some measures published in December before the government change.
In this issue, we make an analysis about the electrification of buses for urban transportation in Brazil using Chile’s case as a reference, where the government delivered a fleet of electric buses that will operate in important areas of Santiago.
The international section analyzes the new energy auction program announced by Colombia, which the first edition will happen in February 2019.
This edition presents the updated balance of demand and structural supply of energy for the next years, including our traditional Delay Meter.
The announcement of SAR adoption from 2018 marks the fifth change in risk aversion methodology. In this Opinion section, we try to show that: (i) the conceptual basis of these methodologies is relatively simple, and all have the same objective, which is to achieve a certain degree of operational security; (ii) on the other hand, the methods are very different in terms of applicability, computational effort, number of parameters etc.
In this section we make an initial assessment of each amendment to MP 735 approved by the House.
The subject of this section is the imbroglio of Manaus-Boa Vista transmission line.
In this issue, we analyze the breaking of the monopoly of CFE (Mexico’s state electricity company), after the reform of the electricity sector in the country; and the challenges of Africa for the renewal of its energy matrix.
This issue presents the updated balance of energy demand and structural supply for the coming years, including our traditional delay meter.
In this issue we analyze in detail how the contracting of only ballast by bidding would be and, in particular, what would be its effect on the financeability of projects.
We analyze in this section the historical evolution of the CCC, ANEEL's performance in tackling inefficiencies, especially of Amazon State utility, and the outlook for the reduction of CCC considering the energy integration of major isolated systems in recent years.
The topics of this section are: (1) still the issue of distribution utilities surpluses; (2) and the auction was postponed again.
In this issue we analyze the difficulties for obtaining the Prior License (LP), Installation License (LI) and Operation License (LO) of the projects.
This issue features the updated balance of demand and structural energy supply for the coming years, including our traditional delay meter.
This editorial analyzes the impact of a higher spatial and temporal detailing of economic signals (tariff for use of the transmission network and energy prices) to consumers, generators and planners. The potential benefit of these more detailed signals is due to the penetration of renewable generation (biomass, wind and solar) in medium voltage and should increase with the entry of distributed generation (solar, fuel cells etc.) and demand response at low voltage.
In this section we deal with: (1) "tariff flag meter"; (2) proposal for the 4th Tariff Review Cycle of CPFL Piratininga; (3) Public Hearing (AP) on ancillary services; (4) AP on transfer of Other Transmission Facilities to distribution utilities; and (5) A-3 Auction: requirements for wind power plants connection to the network.
The theme of this section is the economic and social importance of fish farming for consumption (aquaculture) in reservoirs.
This issue features the structural balance of energy, an analysis of delays in generation projects and our traditional “Delay Meter”.
This section analyzes the benefits of detailed probabilistic simulations (hourly intervals, full transmission network and joint scenarios of flows, renewable production, equipment failures and changes in demand) for the calculation of supply reliability, analysis of regulatory impacts and planning the integration of renewable sources.
In this section we comment on: (1) MP's actions against the grant of use of water resources by ANA (written by Jerson Kelman, former director general of ANA and ANEEL); (2) new floor and ceiling values of the PLD; and (3) public hearing on changes in old CCEARs by availability.
In this section we comment on the lack of coordinated planning in the various spheres of government and its consequences, as in the case of the mining project in Volta Grande [Big Bend] of Xingu River, affected by Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant
In this section, Advocacia Waltenberg analyzes the application of tariff flags from 2015.
This section features: (i) structural balance of energy; (ii) delays in construction of new supply for the horizon 2014-2018; and (iii) delay meter - monitoring the historical record of delays.
In this issue, we seek to clarify, as quantitatively and factually as possible, a number of questions raised by the press and by agents regarding the electrical power system supply security. For this, we analyze several indicators: (i) risk of an energy rationing being enacted ; (ii) operation marginal cost greater than the economic cost of cutting supply; and (iii) blackouts caused by faults in the transmission network and by recent problems of generation spinning reserve.
This section addresses the following topics: (i) penalties for plants behind schedule; (ii) amendment of penalty clauses in CCEARs; (iii) certification of CCEE computational programs – and what it shows about the rules; (iv) postponement of changes in ACL contracting; (v) provisional CDE; (vi) guidelines for the A-3 auction of 2014; and (vii) the current crisis, in past editions of ER.
This section makes an historical and legal analysis of situations that resulted in claims for economic and financial rebalancing of contracts for electric energy trading.
The topics of this section are: (i) environmental impacts deriving from the operation of PCHs; (ii) (another) mistaken analysis of emissions from the electricity sector; and (iii) the bidding for Três Irmãos power plant.
This section presents an updated overview of electric energy supply in Brazil, through structural balances of energy (with and without friction factors) and of peak, developed by PSR.