The National Electricity System Operator (ONS) revised downwards its estimate for the electric energy load in September, while it started to expect higher levels of hydroelectric reservoirs in the Southeast/Midwest.
According to a bulletin released this Friday (23), the agency expects the energy load to drop 4.2% in September year on year.
A week ago, the projection was for a retreat of 3.0% in the month.
As for the reservoirs, the ONS estimates that the lakes of the hydroelectric plants in the Southeast/Midwest will reach 50.2% of their capacity by the end of this month, compared to 49.4% forecast the previous week.
The subsystem should see more rainfall in the period, equivalent to 81% of the historical average for the month, compared to 73% predicted in the previous week.
For the other subsystems, the ONS reduced rainfall estimates in the South (86% of the historical average, compared to 107%) and in the Northeast (64%, compared to 65%) and made a slight upward adjustment in the figures for the North (78%, compared to 76%).
Source: CNN Brasil