RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - ANEEL (Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency) approved the start of operations of the GNA 1 thermal power plant, Brazil's second largest, as of Thursday, September 16. This is yet another reinforcement for the electric sector amid the most critical period of the hydroelectric crisis.
With a generation cost of R$552 (US$106) per MWh (megawatt-hour), the thermal plant will add 1,338 MW to a system that needed 5,500 MW to guarantee supply until the start of the rainy season, according to the latest ONS (National Electric System Operator) projections.
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