Reflecting the improvement of planning to the various changes that have occurred in the world energy matrix and also in Brazil, EPE launches the Technical Note "Capacity and Flexibility: Concepts for incorporating attributes into planning", aiming to propose definitions to level and facilitate the dialogue with society about the subject. The terms are distinct: while capacity is related to power available at anytime, flexibility refers to the ability to cope with supply and demand variations.
In addition to the conceptualization, the Note also discusses aspects of the Brazilian context and how different technologies can contribute to meeting these requirements, as well as identifying the challenges to quantify the needs of the system and incorporate these analyzes into long-term planning.
Technical Note "Capacity and Flexibility: Concepts for incorporating attributes into planning
PDE 2027 – The Ten-Year Energy Expansion Plan 2027
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.
EPE launches the Technical Note "Demand Response: Concepts, Regulatory Aspects and Energy Planning
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.
"CEM Days - Integration of Renewables in the Electric Sector: Paths and Challenges to Energy Planning
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.
EPE publishes study about Underground Gas Storage
he history and development of underground gas storage (UGS) is inseparable from natural gas industry development. Because it is a network industry, the natural gas sector has required, since its beginning, technologies to deal with the temporal and spatial mismatch of supply and demand.