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The Electricity Sector Monitoring Committee (CMSE), associated with Ministry of Mines and Energy The (Ministry of Municipality and Environment) announced on Wednesday (the sixth) that the water scarcity tariff flag will end on the 16th and the green flag will be activated (without additional fees).

The science of water scarcity is the most expensive in the system and was established by a decision of the CMSE. Is he there Affects electricity bills since September 2021 It was implemented in an attempt to cover the additional costs of measures taken to address water scarcity.

In the period of water crisis, tariff flags are determined monthly and reported in the electricity bill.

Here’s how the system works and how it affects consumers’ pockets:

Understanding Tariff Flags – Photo: G1

Which flag shall we go now?

From April 16th, the water scarcity tariff flag will be terminated and Green flag will run, no extra charge. Meaning, the red and yellow flags will not load at this time.

How does the science system work?

Energy bills started operating in 2015 with the tariff science system. Depending on the model, the green, yellow and red flags denote the country’s power generation conditions and act as a “traffic light” – indicating the cost of power generation to the consumer.

If we have a little rain and the thermoelectric stations are activated, the cost goes up and we adopt a yellow or red flag. If the tanks are full, we do not use the thermoelectric stations and the flag is green.

Electricity bill goes back to the green flag from the sixteenth

What is the weight of the tariff flag on the account?

Tariff science represents only a portion of the value of the electricity bill that consumers pay to offset the costs of energy generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as sector fees and taxes.

Tariff marks are defined monthly and reported on the electricity bill. If it is green, the rate is not increased. With yellow, the increase is R$1,874 for every 100 kWh consumed per month. In red, the consumer pays R$3,971 per 100 kWh at Level 1 and R$9,492 per 100 kWh at Level 2. In cases of water shortage, he pays R$14.20 per 100 kWh.

Do lower-income consumers pay the same adjustments?

no. The collection of additional tariff marks on the electricity bill for consumers entitled to a social energy tariff follows the same discount rates, between 10% and 65%, depending on the household consumption scale.

This means lower-income families pay the flags with the same discounts they already have on tariffs.

Why do all states, including those that haven’t experienced droughts, have an increase in their electricity bills?

The Brazilian electrical system is interconnected. For this reason, the hydrological problem that occurs in one state affects the cost of power generation for the entire country.

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