Brazil to Adopt Actions to Assure Energy Generation

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil is discussing measures to reinforce the generation of energy in the country after a partial blackout in eleven states and the capital, Brasília, on Monday, January 19th. The causes of Monday’s blackout are still in dispute, the Ministry of Mines and Energy stated that the lack of electricity was due to problems in the transmission network between the North and Southeastern regions of Brazil.

In a conflicting position, the ONS (National Electric System Operator) stated that what occurred was a controlled shutdown of energy . . .

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