High energy consumption may increase the risk of power outages in Brazil

Twenty years after the 2001 rationing, the country faces a new water crisis. Photo: Fábio Rodrigues Pozzebom / Agência Brasil

A report prepared by consultancy firm PSR Energy points out that high energy consumption in the country can increase the risk of localized blackouts. In the document, the company says further action by the federal government is needed to encourage moderation in energy use and avoid the risk of rationing. According to the document, until July, consumption increased 7.5% in Brazil compared to the same period last year. If this figure reaches 9% in the next four months, the risk of energy supply problems will be high, indicating that rationing between 2.7% and 6.8% of that demand will be necessary.

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