February 21, 2024

The minister upholds the veto against the Minha Casa Solar Panel, Minha Vida

The MP article requires distributors to purchase surplus electricity produced in home solar panels

Minister Alexander Silvera (Minas e Energia) said this Thursday (June 29, 2023) in an interview with CNN Who will open if consulted by the President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), to veto the MCMV article (Minha Casa, Minha Vida) Power distributors are forced to buy Surplus electricity produced by solar panels in program homes.

According to data from snake (National Electric Energy Agency) appeared last weekThe obligation to purchase this excess capacity by distributors has a potential annual impact of about R$1 billion on consumers.

Understand the impact Those who use solar energy participate in a system called distributed generation. It works like this: the surplus of those who produce their energy from solar panels is dumped into the distributors’ transmission lines. These people are paid for it and are not charged by distributors for using the lines. This use is charged to all taxpayers.

Congress approved on June 13 Noon from Minha Casa, Minha Vida. Chief Lula still needs to be punished. a phase (Forum of the Electricity Sector Associations) Ordered on Thursday (June 29, 2023) The right to veto this article. He said that the obligation to purchase the surplus power generated by the devices would cause the system to collapse.

Power transmission auction

Regarding the electricity transmission auction that the government will hold on Friday (June 30) starting at ten in the morning, the minister said: “Very optimistic”. He stated that the event will allow the country “It can continue to grow investments in energy in the northeast of Brazil, bringing that energy to the southeast.”.

Tomorrow’s auction expects to generate 60,000 direct and indirect jobs, which is just the beginning of a group of transmission lines that we will employ from now until March next year. There will be about R$56 billion of investment in this sector.”said the minister.

The first auction for the transmission of electricity will be in 2023. The aim is to contract an investment of R$15.7 billion, divided into 9 lots. The auction will be held at the B3 headquarters in São Paulo.