Thermal charges over R$600 per MWh

But government decides to shut down the operation

The value exceeds by more than three times the average R$ 120,67 per MWh sold by PLD, indicator used for electricity sales in the spot market.

But the government indicated on Wednesday (04/08) that will shut down the 21 mills with MWh above R$ 600.

That’s what decided the Monitoring Committee of the Electricity Sector (CMSE). With this measure, the monthly cost of operation (CMO) should be reduced by R$ 5,5 billion in 2015.

They will be shut down 21 mills, which correspond to a reduction of generation of approximately 2.000 averages MW of energy.

The measure was proposed by the National Electric System Operator (ONS), due to changing of hydro-powered conditions of the National Interconnected System (SIN), expecting to achieve storage level of about 30% in the Southeast /Midwest, at the end of November 2015.

The CMSE decided that the ONS should continue following the hydro-powered conditions of SIN, to propose to the committee defining the required thermal generation to guarantee the energy supply system.

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