‘We are facing the biggest problem of the water crisis in the history of Brazil’, says Bolsonaro – Prime Time Zone

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In a conversation with supporters at the Palácio da Alvorada this Thursday, the 3rd, the president characterized the situation as ‘another bad luck’

DIDA SAMPAIO/ESTADÃO CONTENT – 11/19/2020On May 28, the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) informed the application of level 2 of the red tariff flag for the month of June, at a cost of R$6.243 for each 100kWh consumed

President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) said this Thursday, 3, that Brazil is experiencing the biggest water crisis in its history.”Despite the problems, Brazil is doing well. There are people bothered by this. In energy, we are facing the problem of the biggest water crisis in the history of Brazil. One more bad luck. Despite that, it’s going well,” he told supporters at the entrance to the Palácio da Alvorada. Taking advantage of the Corpus Christi holiday break, Bolsonaro went to Mass in a church located in the city of Formosa, Goiás. Around noon, he returned to the official residence of the Presidency.

On May 28, the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) informed the application of level 2 of the red tariff flag for the month of June, at a cost of R$6.243 for each 100kWh consumed. “May was the first month of the dry season in the main hydrographic basins of the National Interconnected System (SIN), registering unfavorable hydrological conditions. June starts with the main SIN reservoirs at lower levels for this time of year, which points to a horizon with reduced hydroelectric generation and increased thermoelectric production. This situation puts pressure on costs related to hydrological risk and the price of energy in the short-term market, leading to the need to activate level 2 of the Red Flag,” the agency said in a statement.