Acácio projects exemption from energy transmission costs in precarious supply – News of Brazil

Acácio projects exemption from energy transmission costs in precarious supply – News of Brazil

Federal deputy Acácio Favacho (MDB-AP) presented the bill (PL 4435/23), which exempts consumers and concessionaires in Amapá from bearing the costs of transmitting electricity while there is no due supply in the state.

According to the text, the exemption will be carried out in accordance with the regulations of the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). The return of the charge will be staggered over four years, after the electrical energy transmission facilities enter commercial operation.

The objective of the staggered return is to avoid a sharp tariff impact.

Currently, the concessionaire responsible for distributing electricity in Amapá is the Companhia de Eletricidade do Amapá (CEA Equatorial) which, in 2015, was connected to the National Interconnected System (SIN), through the Tucuruí-Macapá-Manaus interconnection.

Isolated systems

Author of the project, deputy Acácio Favacho explains that even after the incorporation of the CEA into the SIN, research shows that around 43 thousand users continue to be served through isolated systems.

Favacho argues that this isolation is due to the fact that the connection of the CEA facilities to the SIN is made only by a substation in operation in the state.

According to him, it is the same substation responsible for the blackout that occurred in November 2020 and January 2021, which left 13 of the state’s 16 municipalities without electricity.

“The proposal, by exempting all consumers in Amapá, through the exemption to the CEA itself, will result in the costs related to energy transport being absorbed by the consumer markets of all energy distributors connected to the SIN”, explains the parliamentarian.

The project, which is being processed conclusively, will be analyzed by the Consumer Protection committees; of Mines and Energy; Finance and Taxation; and Constitution and Justice and Citizenship.

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