Payment forecast for Rewards for consumers who saved energy From September to December, in the program launched by the federal government to address the water crisis, it is worth R$1.6 billion. The amount must be deducted from the January electricity bill for those who have reached the goal of reducing consumption by up to 10%, with a bonus of R$50 for every 100 kWh saved.
The information is contained in a letter sent by Abradee (the Brazilian Association of Electric Power Distributors) to Aneel (the National Electric Energy Agency), on December 27. In the document, the association presents the financial implications for the electricity sector resulting from the water scarcity situation and the additional costs.
According to Anil, the electricity bill related to December consumption will be presented from January on different dates, according to the bills of each distributor. In this calculation, the calculated bonus will be reported, and added as a discount, in accordance with the text of the incentive program for the voluntary reduction of electric energy consumption.
The measure went into effect on September 1, 2021, amid the worst water crisis in 91 years. The initiative provides a reward for those who reduce their consumption by 10% to 20%. Those who saved less than 10% will not get a bonus and those who exceed the 20% level will not get any additional bonus.
Expenditure in the same period in 2020 served as a parameter for calculating average consumption. This measure came with an increase in the electricity bill by about 6.78% in the average tariff, through the creation of the “Water Scarcity” sign.
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