ONS sees drop in energy load and fuller reservoirs in September

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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.

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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.

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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

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