Electricity bill can become more expensiveAs indicated by the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL). A new tariff flag has been launched by the entity called “Water Scarcity”.
The name lives up to the mega water crisis Which is destroying the country, considered one of the largest for more than 90 years. According to information from Aneel, the fee will be R$14.20 per 100 kilowatt-hours (KWh) and began on Wednesday, September 1. The flag will be valid until April 2022.
Before the new flag came into effect, the highest level was red 2, which represented R$9.49 per 100 kWh. The increase compared to the current increase is about 50%.
Water crisis and tariffs
As tank levels decrease, electricity production decreases. NS Avoid power outages And supply problems, these plants begin to use thermal power plants more frequently. They work using products like biomass, wood, and charcoal to generate heat.
The problem is that for this type of power generation, the cost increase. Automatically, it excites the law of supply and demand. The big problem is that for the consumer, it becomes an additional problem when the monthly bills are closed. The cost of energy is associated with rising inflation, cooking gas, fuel and the basic food basket.
To get an idea of how prices in the electricity supply service will be adjusted due to the water crisis, there is still only three months between the establishment of the second level of the red flag and the new water scarcity tariff.
The Minister of Mines and Energy, Pinto Albuquerque, explained that this tariff is the first That wasn’t enough To cover the costs of thermal energy production.
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