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Thanatosis of the electric sector (Brazil)

Thanatosis of the electric sector (Brazil)

Thanatosis is the animal's ability to pretend to be dead to ward off predators.

Although thanatosis is a phenomenon observed in the animal kingdom, here in Brazil, for several years we face TES - Thanatosis of the Electric Sector

1) Huge liabilities - default on power settlements

2) Continuity indicators (unplanned interruptions) well above the regulator's limit

3) Power deft that represents a significant part of the country's energy production

4) Demand response program halted by operational infeasibilities

5) Cost of Brazilian energy well above competitors (BRICS)

6) Power companies controlled by the government in a very weak economic situation 

This is an "epidemic" because virtually all public agencies in the electricity sector, involving the executive, legislative and judiciary, are "contaminated".

The great challenge from the energy users perspective: there is no perception and even motivation to discover a "vaccine" that would render viable the much needed "cure". 

#energy #business #regulations 

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Matt Chester on March 10, 2019

Interesting analogy, thanks for sharing!

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