Is Brazil on the verge of another blackout?

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If you’re over 30, you probably remember the blackout – that time in the early 2000s, when Brazil faced a severe energy crisis that forced the government to adopt rationing policies in much of the country. Because this scenario can come back.

A technical note issued by the National Electricity Network Operator (ONS) warns of the need for an increase in energy supply to ensure supply from September. In other words, the crisis is now. According to the agency, Brazil must increase supply by 8% to avoid the dreaded blackout.

But how did we get to this situation, what are we doing to get around the situation and, above all, how much is it going to cost the consumer? To answer these questions, the 15 Minutes of Today podcast welcomes Cristina Seciuk, editor-in-chief of Gazeta do Povo, who sheds light on this issue in the lives of Brazilians.

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The 15-minute podcast is a space for discussion on important topics, always with analysis and participation from the Gazeta do Povo team of journalists. From Monday to Friday, in a light and dynamic way, with the duration which adapts to the affluence of your day. The presentation is by journalist Márcio Miranda. The program is published on Spotify, Google Podcast, Deezer, and iTunes.

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