January 27, 2023
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The end of the additional fees on the electricity bill

This Saturday, the imposition of an additional fee on the electricity bill, announced by the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonaro (PL) in last day 6.

According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the reservoirs are more full than last year and “the risk of blackouts has been completely removed.” With this, the federal government expects the end of the science of water scarcity, scheduled for April 30, which averages R$14.20 per 100 kWh.

The end of water scarcity

The Water Scarcity Tariff, which was set up in September last year, represented an increase of almost 50% in relation to Red Flag Level 2, which was applied before. At the time, the country was experiencing its worst water crisis in 90 years.

When the measure was announced, it was expected to remain in effect. Until April 30 of this year. Also in October last year, President Bolsonaro went so far as to say that will determine the end of the tariff To the Minister of Mines and Energy, Pinto Albuquerque.

The purpose of tariff flags is reward The use of high-cost thermal power stations. Thermoelectric plants began to be used due to drought, which reduced the hydroelectric reservoir and harmed power generation.