The fall in electricity consumption in Brazil is already affecting business in the free market, where it operates cogeneration surplus bioelectricity from sugarcane industry.
According to a report from Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialization (CCEE), from Ministry of Mines and Energy, there was a reduction of 5,3% in electricity sales on the free market in the period between the 1st and 28th of April, compared to the same period of 2014.
Sales in this market totaled 14,646 medium MW in the period.
During April, consumption in the Power Generation for the Regulated Envinments – ACR, in which consumers are served by distributors, reached 43.615 medium MW, 3,2% below the number of records the same month last year.
Preliminary measurement data collected by the CCEE point fall in consumption (-3,6%) and generation (-3,4%) of electricity in the country, compared to the same month of 2014.
In the analysis of power generation performance, there were registered 60.663 medium MW delivered to the system, especially for the production of wind power plants, with 1.334 medium MW delivered during the study period – an increase of 77% compared to 2014.
The production of hydroelectric power station, in turn, was 43.407 medium MW, a fall of 7% compared to last year. hydroelectric and small hydroelectric power station accounted for 71,54% of power generation in April, a rate 2.69 percentage points lower than in 2014.