No risk of energy rationing in 2021 – Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy

The National System Organizer (ONS) has been recommending the complementation of energy by using thermoelectric plants since October 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the water crisis Brazil is experiencing this year - the worst rainfall level in 91 years - there is no indication of insufficient resources to meet the country's energy demand in 2021.

The information was provided by the Ministry of Mines and Energy's (MME) Secretary of Electric Energy Christiano Vieira da Silva.

Silva said that the Southeast region, responsible for 70% of Brazil's storage capacity, is at only 26% capacity. He added that the Paraná River and its tributaries, like the Tietê and the Paranaíba, are the most affected basins.

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