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Demand Response Suggestion (Brazil)

Demand Response Suggestion (Brazil)

Created many years ago - on paper - the demand response program never took off in Brazil mainly because of the fragility of the power clearinghouse (CCEE) - where DR transactions should be liquidated.

In developed countries DR is a reality for years in a row, that has brought important benefits to all involved (power providers and corporate energy consumers).

How to make the concept viable in Brazil?

I present an alternative, very simple, and considering the ongoing limitations.

1) Extend peak hours while maintaining on peak rates
2) Reduce off-peak rates to compensate for the increased on peak hours

This new signaling using Time of Use Rates would stimulate consumers to look for cost-effective solutions such as:

1) Shifting on-peak to off-peak 
2) Replacing electricity with other sources on peak
3) Energy management systems - load control

What's not acceptable is staying as laggards for sheer lack of initiative, creativity and drive to compete.

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Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on Nov 27, 2019 11:58 am GMT

Are you proposing this for all customers or restricting it to larger C&I customers as is often the case with DR?

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Rafael Herzberg on Nov 28, 2019 12:27 am GMT

I would Go for the large c/i customets

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