There is a huge technological revolution going on. Part of this change is due to the pandemic, which has accelerated the digital transformation, but emerging technologies have been transforming society for a long time. Emerging technologies are those that have a huge potential to create or transform the environment, market and society, but that have […]
The modernization of the Brazilian electric sector is necessary to enable the expansion of the market, improve the allocation of resources, form prices and bring sustainability to energy production. Therefore, in April 2019, an Ordinance of the Ministry of Mines and Energy instituted a Working Group to study and propose the necessary changes. The group's objective was to create proposals based on the pillars of governance, transparency and legal-regulatory.
The national electric matrix is formed by 82.9% of clean energy, such as hydroelectric, biomass and solar energy, while the global average is 26.7%. According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil currently has 83% of its matrix originated from clean energy. The share is led by hydroelectric (63.8%), followed by wind (9.3%), biomass and biogas (8.9%) and solar (1.4%). Unlike the global average, Brazil is three times more sustainable than other countries.