Government will not extend more expensive electricity tariff due to rains

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The Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, told the CNN that there will be no extension of the electricity tariff created exceptionally due to water scarcity and expected to end in April.

“It’s over, it’s over. In the same way that I was asked in the past if we worked with the possibility of rationing and blackout, and I said that we didn’t have it, if you ask me now about the water scarcity tariff, I tell you that we do not work with this possibility ( to extend) because of the measures we have adopted”, he said.

AT CNN, the minister stated that he does not rule out the anticipation of the end of the most expensive tariff. In other words, stop charging the water scarcity flag before April. “Nothing is done by will. We have governance done by the Electric Sector Monitoring Committee. If conditions allow, it can be reviewed.”

The committee is chaired by the minister and formed by members of the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel), the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), the National Electric System Operator (ONS) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The group met last Wednesday and decided to maintain the operation of thermoelectric plants, which produce more expensive energy.

This does not mean that the fare cannot be returned at another time, if necessary. The minister highlighted the importance of working respecting the safety margins of water reservoirs.

The water scarcity flag was created by the government in August 2021 with a value of BRL 14.20 per 100 kWh. It is about 50% more expensive than the tier 2 red flag.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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