Regulatory News

The National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) has started discussions on regulating the establishment of hybrid power plants in Brazil. This type of enterprise combines two or more different kinds of technology for energy generation, and may also include energy storage.

In his evaluation, ANEEL Director, Christiano Vieira da Silva said that hybrid plants can be an alternative in the northeast part of the country, where there is potential for complementarity technology, with generation of solar energy during the day and wind power at night, when the winds are strongest. He also mentioned the possibility of combining diesel thermoelectric plants with solar or wind power plants in isolated regions in the north of the country to reduce costs.

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