February 1, 2023
The Chamber approves the project to raise the electricity bill, even after much criticism

The Chamber approves the project to raise the electricity bill, even after much criticism

While the project may reduce the costs of adopting solar equipment, utility bills may rise. know more.

Brazilians are preparing themselves because the news is not good. Last Tuesday (06), a plenary session of the House of Representatives was held, during which a bill that could make the electricity bill more expensive was approved.

The approved project aims to increase the deadline for installing solar generators without charging for 6 months. Below, check out all the details of the project and why this could add up to your electric bill.

A bill can increase your electricity bill

The approved bill, which could increase the electricity bill, was drafted by Representative Celso Rossomanno (Republicanos-SP). While the project may reduce the costs of adopting solar equipment, utility bills may rise.

Based on the project, the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) issued a warning that maintaining the rebate could lead to an increase of R$5.4 billion in the value of electricity bills.

According to Anil:

“The scenario got worse last week, when the new ‘turtles’ included in the report of Federal Representative Beto Pereira (PSDB-MS) added another R$79 billion until 2045 in consumer tariffs.”

🇧🇷This figure is in addition to the impact of R$80.5 billion that the proposal has already received with the text A native🇧🇷 In other words, the current proposal places a cost of R$159 billion on the consumer.”

Brazilian Association of Electric Power Distributors

Tax problems with the invoice

Anil also points out that the report could create a financial problem. According to the note, the average consumer will pay this bill.

The agency’s big problem is that the measure should benefit the richest and harm the poorest. Also because the article discusses “taxing the sun,” something the solar panel installers lobby is talking about.

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