Distributed Generation creates market debates

In recent years, some changes in the rules of the gave a little more freedom to the consumer to choose from where comes to your electricity. Thus, several users began to integrate from generation Distributed (GD), in which solar energy stands out. Finally, the standards of this energy production allow the user to transform unconsumed energy in a credit to take down the electricity bill.

However, even though energy production is growing the most in Brazil, GD is in the midst of a controversy. This is because there is a review of a standard that may withdraw subsidies from the sector, as distributors want to be remunerated for the use of the network, while producers claim that the measure can make the business unfeasible. Since 2012, Normative Resolution (REN) No. 482 of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) guarantees the compensation system, where the surplus energy generated by a consumer can be injected into the network and monthly consumption. The adjustment will be modified by June 2020 and is public consultation until December 30.

This change has caused debates in the solar power chain, which is now exempt from charges and taxes for the use of wiring. Meanwhile, government and distribution concessionaires claim that the cost is passed on to the Consumers. Finally, ANEEL and the Ministry of Economy argue that the you no longer need a subsidy. The sector, in turn, argues that, with the investments will be unfeasible.


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