Concern is growing about a possible reduction in rainfall
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247 – Heat waves that eventually hit the country in the coming months, in the summer, when the so-called wet period occurs, could have an impact on consumers’ electricity bills, especially those in the free market, where they are allowed to choose their electricity supplier. electricity.
For now, experts believe that the impact should be limited, but if the rains expected for the period do not materialize, the activation of thermal plants should be one of the most immediate effects, with consequent more significant impacts on tariffs, highlights a report from Valor Econômico .
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According to the Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE), electricity consumption in Brazil increased by 6.2% in September 2023, compared to the same month in 2022. This increase was driven, in large part, by heat wave that has hit the country. Increased energy consumption during heat waves can cause problems for the electrical system. In some cases, it can lead to blackouts or power outages.
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