Brazil to Turn on Expensive Thermoelectric Plants for Extra Energy

The energy monitoring committee also decided that the ONS should consider purchasing energy from Uruguay and Argentina.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Committee for the Monitoring of the Electric Sector (CMSE) decided on Friday to put into operation the more expensive thermoelectric plants to help supply the country’s energy needs. The decision comes after forecast of greater economic activity and higher temperatures in the coming months.

"Our assessments are that the rate of growth of the demand, which is a consequence of the behavior of the GDP and also of the [high] temperature, should be 3,8 percent now in 2019," said director general of the National Electric System . . .

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