The hydroelectric reservoirs in the Southeast and Midwest, the country’s main subsystem, should reach 54% of their capacity in February, versus a projection of 40.6% for the end of January, according to a bulletin from the National Electric System Operator (ONS) released this Friday (28).
The trend of lake recovery should occur with rainfall in the Southeast/Midwest estimated at 96% of the historical average in February, after a good volume of rainfall recorded in the first month of the year.
The ONS also predicts that rainfall will exceed the historical average in the Northeast (167%) and North (124%) for the month of February.
As for the South, which has been facing adverse weather conditions, the forecast is for rainfall at 40% of the historical average.
Regarding the energy load, the agency estimated an increase of 2.8% in Brazil in February. In the last forecast for January, the expectation was that the load would end the month with a drop of 0.7%.
Reference: CNN Brasil