Decentralized Energy Generation, Rural Electrification and Smart Grid Solutions at the Brazilian Power Sector: An Overview of the Improvements, Bottle neck and Incentives Established through New Regulatory Framework 2009/2011
Presenter: Gheisa Roberts
| During the last 4 years Brazil has been trying to build a solid foundation and create a promising environment for the development of smart grid arrangements and decentralized energy supply. A number of actions have been taken by the government and the regulatory agency to promote it, from the improvement and creation of regulation framework until the promotion of a strategic research and development projects. From 2002 until 2009, sparse regulation was built to stimulate and contribute to both rural and urban decentralized energy supply. But after 2009, governmental institutions changed the track taken and started to build a road map to improve, not just remote areas rural electrification but also urban decentralized energy generation, allowing different payment methods and smart grid solutions. Therefore, the article main intention is to present the regulatory framework enhancements for the promotion of decentralized energy supply and correlated issues, and also through that analysis identify the possible impacts and bottlenecks to its development.
Gheisa Roberts: Micro Perspective for Decentralized Energy (MES) 2015, Bangalore, India.