ONS predicts more rains in Southeast hydroelectric reservoirs in September

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The rains in hydroelectric reservoirs in the Southeast/Midwest submarket should be more intense in September than previously expected, according to projections by the National Electric System Operator (ONS) released this Friday (16).

For this month, the agency started to expect rains equivalent to 73% of the historical average, compared to 67% predicted in the previous week.

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Regarding the reservoirs in the Southeast/Midwest, the forecast is that they will end the month of September with 49.4% capacity, compared to 49.2% expected a week ago. Currently, the level is 52.2%.

For other regions, the agency revised downward its rainfall forecasts in the South (107% of the historical average, compared to 116%) and North (76%, compared to 79%), while for the Northeast the estimate remained at 65%.

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The electric energy load should retract 3.0% in September compared to the same period in 2021, a slightly sharper fall compared to the -2.9% expected in the previous week.

Source: CNN Brasil

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