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Posted on 07/04/2022 17:27
Federal Government announces green flag for all energy consumers
The green tariff flag will be valid for all energy consumers as of April 16 - Photo: Itaipu
The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, announced, in the late afternoon of Wednesday (06/04), the end of the Water Scarcity flag. As a result, the green tariff flag will apply to all energy consumers as of April 16th. According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the expectation is that the green flag will remain until the end of the year.
The end of the Water Scarcity flag, at the end of April, was already an expectation of the Federal Government, which, with the measure announced by President Jair Bolsonaro, anticipated the reduction by 15 days. In this way, the electric bill of the Brazilian citizen will have a reduction of about 20% in the next month.
Since September 2021, the Water Scarcity banner, in the amount of R$ 14.20 for every 100 kWh consumed, was in effect. This extra amount was needed to offset energy costs, which became more expensive as a result of facing the period of scarcity of water resources, in 2021, the worst in 91 years.
Today, only consumers benefiting from the Electric Energy Social Tariff are exempt from the Water Scarcity flag and pay the tariff flag published monthly by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). In addition, residents of areas not connected to the National Interconnected System, such as the state of Roraima, also do not pay a tariff flag.
In 2021, the Escassez Hídrica banner was created to cover the costs of generating, transmitting and distributing energy during the dry season, when thermoelectric plants need to be activated, which cost a higher amount. According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the actions taken by the Federal Government, combined with the occurrence of rains, allowed the reduction of connected thermoelectric plants. In addition, increased production from hydroelectric plants and from wind and solar sources favor lower costs during the next dry period, which runs from May to November. These aspects will contribute to lower tariffs for residential energy consumers.
Created by Aneel, the tariff flag system signals the real cost of the energy generated, enabling consumers to make good use of electricity. The operation of the tariff flags is simple: the colors green, yellow or red (in levels 1 and 2) indicate whether the energy will cost more or less depending on the generation conditions.
Understand what each color means and what its values ??are
Green flag: favorable conditions for energy generation. The rate is not increased;
Yellow flag: less favorable generation conditions. The tariff is increased by R$ 0.01874 for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumed;
Red flag - Tier 1: more costly generation conditions. The tariff is increased by R$ 0.03971 for each kWh consumed.
Red flag - Tier 2: even more costly generation conditions. The tariff is increased by R$ 0.09492 for each kWh consumed.
With the Water Scarcity banner, the energy tariff is increased by R$ 14.20 for every 100 kWh consumed. Its end represents more savings for the citizen and confirms the Federal Government's commitment to the efficiency of energy supply, prioritizing quality and lower cost for Brazilians.