In order to avoid the blackouts that already affect the state, the government of Roraima wants to have electro bras in Venezuela to perform online maintenance services that transfers the electricity from the neighboring country to the roraimenses. The state is the only one not part of the national electricity system. The request was made by Governor Sara Campos (PP) to the Minister of Mines and Energy, Moreira Franco. According to her, the measure was restrained and now depends only on the Venezuelan endorsement.
Roraima also goes through another impasse, because since August the state is under threat of having its power supply suspended, due to a debt of US $33 million (equivalent to R $137 million), in contract between the north and Venezuelan Corpoelec.
Despite the risk, it ensures that this possibility is discarded, according to the minister himself. In the event of a cut in the supply of electricity to the state, this fact would result in a loss of R $1.2 billion per year to all consumers in the country. This is because Roraima would depend on supplying thermal plants for energy distribution in the state, in which the cost of production is higher than that of hydroelectric power plants.
In addition to seeking resolutions for the electricity problems of Roraima, she questioned Moreira Franco about the beginning of the works of the Linhão de Tucuruí, which will be responsible for linking Manaus to Boa Vista. The construction of this line of transmission would end the dependence of the state to Venezuela. But there was no answer.
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