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Distributed Generation

A New Way

What it means?

Since April 17, 2012, when ANEEL Normative Resolution 482/2012 came into force, the Brazilian consumer can generate its own electricity from renewable sources or qualified cogeneration and even supply the surplus to the distribution network of its locality . These are the micro and the distributed minigeneration of electric energy, innovations that can ally financial economy, social-environmental awareness and self-sustainability. The consumer has credits that can be used to reduce the invoice for the following months with the expiry date of the 60-month “energy credits”, and they can also be used to cut consumption of consumer units of the same holder located in place in the service area of the same distributor.

Advantages

  • Reduced reliance on the public grid for energy supply.
  • Reduction of costs with electricity.
  • Control of monthly consumption.
  • Minimization of environmental impacts.
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what we do

1. Presentation of legislation in the energy sector.

2. Development of technical strategies to define the generation model.

3. Financial feasibility analysis for structuring the business defined by the client.

4. Interface with the generator, local distributor and other interested parties to participate in the distributed generation modality.

5. Technical analysis of the invoices verifying the energy records and relative results.

6. Elaboration of commercial documentation for negotiations with the concessionaire, when there is a need to change the contract for the supply and correction of invoice;

7. Preparation of monthly report attesting the data and praise generated in order to guarantee the result always aiming at reducing costs;

8. Issuance of technical opinion to approve or reject the payment of the energy bill. In case of disapproval, a technical report will be sent out describing the possible inconsistencies, in addition to the necessary documents and actions with the local concessionaire. In cases in which there are no inconsistencies, a technical report will be sent stating the approval of the payment of the invoice;

More than R$ 70 million in savings

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FAQs

What is the difference between micro and micro-unit distribution?

Distributed micro-unit is characterized by an electric power generating plant with an installed power less than or equal to 75 kW and using renewable sources of electrical energy or qualified cogeneration, connected in the distribution network through facilities of consumer units. In turn, the distributed micro-unit is a power generating plant with an installed capacity of over 75 kW and less than or equal to 3 MW for water sources or less than or equal to 5 MW for other renewable sources of electricity or qualified cogeneration , connected in the distribution network by means of facilities of consumer units.

Is it possible to install a micro or micro-unit in a different location from the consumer unit in which excess energy will be compensated?

Yes. The Normative Resolution N. 482/2012 allows the installation of distributed generation in a different location from the point of consumption, via (i) Shared Generation (ii) Remote Self-Consumption and, (iii) Multi-consumer enterprise.

Should cooperative or consortium members be in contiguous consumer units to be characterized as a shared generation?

No. For the formation of a cooperative or consortium, specific legislation must be followed and the consumer units that receive the credits must be in the same concession area of the consumer unit with distributed generation.

What is the Electric Energy System Compensation?

ANEEL Normative Resolution No. 482/2012 defines the Electric Energy Compensation System as an arrangement in which the active energy injected by a consumer unit with a micro or distributed micro-unit is transferred, through a free loan, to the local distributor and subsequently compensated by the consumption.

Can all consumers join the Electric Power Compensation System?

No. Only the captive consumers of the distributor can join. Free, special or partially free consumers can not be part of the Electric Energy Compensation System.

What is the deadline for connecting the micro or micro-unit to the electricity grid?

The term for micro-unit installation is a maximum of 34 days (not including the time necessary for any adjustments by the consumer). For micro-unit, this term increases to 49 days, in case there is no need for works to improve or strengthen the distribution system.

What information should an invoice from a consumer unit with distributed generation contain?

The distributor must report monthly in the energy bill: its participation in the Electric Energy Compensation System; the previous credit balance in kWh; the active electric energy consumed; injected electric power; history of the active electric energy consumed and of the injected in the last 12 cycles of billing; the total of credits used in the billing cycle; the total of credits expired in the billing cycle; the updated balance of credits and the next installment of the updated balance of credits to expire and the billing cycle in which it will occur.

If the generation is greater than or equal to the consumption, is there any payment for the distributor?

Yes. At least the amount referring to the cost of availability for the consumer of group B or the demand contracted for the consumer of group A, as the case may be, should be charged.

Does taxes or any fees apply to consumers with micro or micro-unit?

Fees should focus on the consumption of active electric energy to be billed, that is, the net value (reduced measured energy consumption of the injected energy). In addition, for the consumer in group B, when the amount to be billed is the cost of availability, the fee is charged on the full value of the cost of availability.