Posted 4/12/2022 5:21 PM Updated 4/12/2022 5:22 PM
Green flag on the electricity bill must remain until the end of the year
The Federal Government announced that as of April 16th, the collection of the Water Scarcity flag on the electricity bill will come to an end - Photo: Stock Photo
The Federal Government announced that as of April 16th, the collection of the Water Scarcity flag on the electricity bill will come to an end. With this, the green tariff flag will be valid for all consumers, which means that there will be no more additions beyond what is consumed. In this way, the electric bill of the Brazilian citizen will have a reduction of about 20% in the next month and the expectation is that this reduction will remain until the end of the year, according to the National Electric System Operator (ONS).
The entity is responsible for coordinating and controlling the operation of electricity generation and transmission facilities in the National Interconnected System (SIN) and operates under the supervision and regulation of the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel).
According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the occurrence of rain and the actions taken by the Federal Government 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. This will contribute to lower tariffs for residential energy consumers until the end of 2022.
The Scarcity Hídrica banner has a rate of R$ 14.20 for every 100 kWh consumed and was in effect since September 2021. This extra amount was necessary to cover the generation, transmission and distribution of energy during the dry period, when it is necessary to activate the thermoelectric plants.
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 SIN, such as the state of Roraima, also do not pay a tariff flag.
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.
colors and values
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.
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