September 28, 2022
Parliament can increase electricity bills by R$4.5 billion annually

Parliament can increase electricity bills by R$4.5 billion annually

The Brazilian consumer can struggle a lot with a A new increase in the electricity bill. In August, the House of Representatives passed a temporary measure that foresees an additional cost of R$4.5 billion annually in Energy tariff customers over the next thirty years. The text will be evaluated by the Senate.

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According to the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel), support for catalytic sources has increased by 40% this year compared to 2021, with an increase of R$ 2.25 billion in the energy development account (CDE) budget.

“So, if the growth rate is maintained, another two years of subsidies will mean, at least, an additional R$4.5 billion annually, which will remain in tariffs for 30 years, given that this is the grant period from which he has benefited,” the agency explained.

All consumers paying CDE are affected by an average impact of 2% on the tariff, that is, almost all customers in Brazil. Only recipients of social tariffowners of micro- and small-scale distributed generation and self-producers are excluded from the list.

change in text

Initially, the MP was presented as the goal of lowering fuel prices, but its content was changed.

“Among the changes, the change that caught our attention was specifically the inclusion of Clause 1-K, by which at least 50% support, stipulated by Aneel, was extended to be applied to user tariffs for another 24 months. Transfer Systems and distribution of electrical energy that is produced through renewable sources, including solar and wind energy,” details attorney Feliciano Lira Mora, of Serur Advogados.

It is due to expire in 2023, and the benefit is extended until the end of 2024. “These benefits stimulate and encourage investment in clean energy, which benefits the entire environment in general, but actually increases consumer spending because the financial concession they make The government should be equated with distributors, who cannot be penalized for using their transport structure without payment,” says the attorney.

“It happens that the final temporary increase in electricity bills finances a very important change in our energy matrix, the benefits of which can be felt in the short, medium and long term, while the financial assistance to the population for this purpose, as well as its reflection in their earnings, in very long months, And for years, at an almost imperceptible monthly cost. In this scenario, it is believed that such a sacrifice would have a greater purpose, as it would affect those already here and future generations,” he adds.