Reservoir levels in the country’s main generating region are below 28% — a level lower than that recorded in the 2001 rationing
the president of Eletrobras, Rodrigo Clean, does not believe in the possibility of power rationing or blackout in 2021, despite the historic water crisis experienced by the country. The level of the reservoirs in the main energy generating region of the country, the Southeast e Midwest, is below 28% — a level lower than that registered in the 2001 rationing. However, according to Rodrigo Limp, the situation is now quite different: the country is more interconnected, with more transmission lines and, also, the energy matrix Brazil has been more diversified since that year. Brazil now has significant volumes, generation of solar energy e wind — fonts that were not available in large volume in the 2001 blackout.
In addition, Rodrigo Limp says that preventive measures that have already been adopted by the government and the national operator of the system, such as importing energy from the Uruguay e Argentina, the expansion of thermal generation and the relaxation of water restrictions ensure that the country will manage to overcome this dry period with little rain without blackouts or rationing. Last week, ONS issued a statement to power generators across the country calling for technical and maintenance stoppages to be suspended and postponed to ensure full power generation.
*With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga