Energy efficiency became a topic of discussion shortly after the oil crisis in the 1970s, when it was realized that fossil reserves would not be cheap and abundant forever. In addition, it was also at this time that there was a greater awareness of the damage that the use of this type of fuel generated for the environment. As a result, it was necessary to think of alternatives to maintain energy generation, using other sources and improving the efficiency of those already used.
What is the expectation for the Ten Year Energy Expansion Plan (PDE) 2031? Since January 2022, the MME has turned its attention to the PDE 2031, opening the public consultation to receive contributions from society. At the end of the term, in February, the participation of more than 50 institutions was registered.
The energy transition is a subject that has become a trend in many countries. With the advance of global warming and its consequences, there is an urgent need for migration to a low carbon economy.
On 01/07, Bill No. 5,829/2019 was enacted, establishing the Legal Framework for Distributed Generation. The Distributed Generation (DG) was standardized for the first time in Brazil in 2012 by ANEEL. In this model, Brazilian consumers can generate their own electricity from renewable sources or qualified cogeneration. You can even supply the surplus to your local distribution network.
With the water crisis, new opportunities in the energy sector emerged. If before the crisis, the most advantageous energy model was that of hydroelectric power plants, the lack of rain that caused the historic drought and, consequently, the rise in tariffs, meant that other options began to be considered in energy generation.
Distributed generation in Brazil continues to grow and reached another installed capacity record, reaching 7 GW of power in September 2021. It is worth mentioning that the 6 GW mark was achieved in June.
Do you know what shared generation is? Normative Resolution No. 482, created by the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), published in 2012, created rules for the segment of distributed generation in Brazil. Then, in 2015, through Normative Resolution 687, the standard received some changes that facilitated consumer adherence. It increased the term for using energy credits and resetting the power of the systems.
Distributed Generation in Brazil has grown in the last 10 years. Understand the importance of the solar array for this development and the planned investments.