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USD 250 MM Annual Savings (Brazil) - Are you interested?

USD 250 MM Annual Savings (Brazil) - Are you interested?

A suggestion that does not involve investments in physical projects - but requires a new view from the electric utilities.

It is very simple conceptually: It is a platform sponsored by the local utility where companies and institutions that contract demand transact among themselves differences in contracted demands. Thus "surplus" demands from certain customers are "posted" to be "captured" by those others who wish to increase them.

This format (zero-sum "game") has the great merit of enabling a more efficient system with fewer demand leftovers and shortages than the current one. The results are interesting to all participants:

  • Those who switch positions better adjust their demands thus reducing costs.
  • The utilities will meet system expansion without the need for infrastructure investments. 

Considering the graph of national consumption (above), it will be reasonable to make a reduction that would lead to an aggregate savings of R$ 1 Billion/year (USD 250 MM/year).

For those who are interested in transforming this concept that I created into a business reality for utilities, just contact me and we will explore the possibilities. My goal is to transfer knowledge for an entrepreneur to "make it happen".

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Matt Chester on Sep 19, 2019 2:02 pm GMT

This is a great point-- look at operational and market efficiencies, there's a lot left on the table already. The solution isn't always to build more, but sometimes to find how that which is already built should be better utilized

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