National demand curve: changes and solutions (Brazi)
- March 19, 2019
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National demand curve: changes and solutions
The highest national demand in Brazil, traditionally occurred in the early evening. Currently the prevalence is mid-afternoon. A new situation
The official peak hours are no longer associated with peak demand. This mismatch implies in an error because it stimulates consumption at peak hours.
The cheapest rates today are set when consumption is the highest. And so Brazil does the opposite of the leading countries, who always seek to REDUCE the physical peak demand by signaling via tariffs when one should allocate its energy use.
SUGGESTION: set the on peak hours when the national demand is the maximum. Otherwise, Brazilians will pay an additional cost for a gross error of our regulation. In the same token, there will be a loss of credibility, predictability and security for decision-making since there is an official systematic error.