The following report gives an overview of the Brazilian oil and gas industry over the past months. The report addresses the setting of both the upstream and downstream, including licensing rounds, mature field production, investments, government initiatives and infrastructure projects.
In the last energy auctions in Brazil, most of the successful thermoelectric projects considered natural gas thermoelectric plants linked to LNG terminals in their business model. This alternative has proven to be one of the most competitive for hiring new energy.
The Ten-Year Energy Expansion Plan (henceforth, PDE as in its Portuguese acronym) is an annual informative document elaborated by the EPE under the guidelines and support of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
The main objective of the PDE 2027 is to indicate the perspectives of the expansion of the energy industry in the horizon up to 2027, from the government's point of view.
In an effort to consider every resource available to the Brazilian Power System, EPE launches the Technical Note "Demand Response: Concepts, Regulatory Aspects and Energy Planning". Demand response brings to power consumers greater control, knowledge and management over their energy consumption in response to supply conditions, no longer having a secondary role in this market and starting to have an active participation in the future of the energy system.
In 2018, the Ministry of Mines and Energy conducted four electricity auctions, two New Energy Auctions (“A-4” and “A-6”) and two Existing Energy Auctions (“A-1” and “A-2”). The objective of New Energy Auctions is supplying the regulated market (captive consumers), providing long term energy contracts for power generators. In the case of Existing Energy Auctions, they must contract energy from power plants already developed and in operation, mainly for short contract term.
On 21-23 November 2018, Rio de Janeiro hosted the workshop "CEM Days - Integration of Renewables in the Electric Sector: Paths and Challenges to Energy Planning". The event, organized by EPE, took advantage of the framework enabled by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), and its aim to empower energy decision makers around the world with the up-to-date information and tools, as means to accelerate transition to low carbon energy.
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