After privatization, Eletrobras will expect 5 billion reais to reduce the electricity bill

The federal government has determined that Eletrobras anticipates a contribution of R $ 5 billion to the Energy Development Account (CDE) next year. Photo: Disclosure

The federal government has determined that Eletrobras anticipates a contribution of 5 billion reais to the Energy Development Account (CDE) next year, with the aim of reducing the impact of the readjustment of electricity bills caused by the crisis in France. water, which motivated the creation of a new tariff pavilion. The measure was approved at an extraordinary meeting of the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) held on Tuesday evening (31).

The resources will come from capitalization by private shareholders, a model provided for in the process of privatization of the public enterprise, which provides for the payment of a subsidy to the National Treasury for concessions for the use of hydropower plants, which will leave the regime current quota, which only pays for operation and maintenance, for independent power generation.

According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, with the change “consumers will be less exposed to hydrological conditions that affect the power system”. According to the file, another part of the added value will come at reasonable prices, with the payment, by Eletrobras or its subsidiaries, of 29.8 billion reais to the Energy Development Account (CDE). This payment, according to the ministry, will reduce the charges paid by consumers and is expected to be made over a 25-year period, in a phased manner.

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