March 31, 2023
Electricity bill with green flag will continue in August

Electricity bill with green flag will continue in August

Anil announced that it will keep the green flag in August, so electricity bills will continue without additional charges this month

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Last Friday (29), the National Electric Power Agency (Aneel) announced that it would keep the August green flag for consumers in the country. This way, your electricity bills will continue this month without additional charges. This means that the terms of electricity generation at hydropower plants remain favorable, and it is not necessary to activate more expensive plants.

In short, the green flag went into effect on April 16th. From September 2021 to April 15, Brazilians paid an additional R$14.20 per kilowatt-hour consumed, due to the science of water scarcity in effect.

Previously, when there was more difficulty in generating power, the cost was passed on to tariffs only at each firm’s annual adjustment and interest was charged. However, at the moment, funds are collected and transferred to distributors every month through the “Bandeira Account”.

Tariff flags

The tariff science system was created by Aneel in 2015 and indicates the true cost of energy generated, making consumers use electricity properly. Thus, the activation of tariff science depends on the calculation that takes into account, in particular, two factors, namely:

  • Hydrological Hazard (GSF); And the
  • Energy price (PLC).

Therefore, the flag indicates the amounts of additional charges on the electricity bill

  • Green Flag – Favorable Power Generation Conditions – No additional charge;
  • Yellow flag – less favorable conditions – R$1874 per 100 kWh consumed;
  • red flag – thermal energy on – two levels, one of 3,971 R$ and the other 9,492 R$ per kWh;
  • The science of water scarcity – more expensive energy cost – R$ 14.20 per 100 kWh consumed.

Social tariff for electricity

Created by Law 10.438 / 2002The Social Tariff for Electric Energy (TSEE) is a feature that gives discounts on the electricity bill to consumers in extreme poverty.

The program exempts consumers from fees for the Energy Development Account (CDE) and the Incentive Program for Alternative Sources of Electric Energy (PROINFA) through TSEE approval.

There are also discounts applied to the monthly electricity consumption. When consumption reaches 30 kWh, the committed discount can be up to 65%.

Families registered in CadÚnico, which receive up to half the minimum wage per person per month, are entitled to the allowance. Seniors over the age of 65 are also eligible, provided they are BPC recipients.

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