The updating of the sanitation legal framework created a new environment for the development of the RSU and renewables market in the country. The new basic sanitation framework aims to improve access and universalization of water and sewage services. But, in addition, the changes also attract new investments and benefit the urban solid waste energy recovery market (USW).
The A-5 new energy auction scheduled to be held on September 30, 2021, led to the registration of almost 94 GW. According to data released by the Energy Research Company (EPE), the largest registered sources were solar, followed by natural gas and wind power. At the event, the Solid Urban Waste (RSU) model was also highlighted, which debuted in the auction in a positive way. There were 315 MW registered in RSU projects, totaling 0.33%.