Decentralized solar power generation in Brazil is the bulk of the installed capacity of the source in the country. In addition to the GW of solar power plants, they represent 13 GW of total solar capacity. This puts Brazil on the list of the 15 largest countries in photovoltaic production. § 3 The obligations referred to in point II of this©article, in addition to the provisions of Art. 4., 5. and 6. of this Act must comply with the following deadlines for commencing the supply of energy by the generating station, from the date of issue of the access notice: art. 30 ANEEL and any concession or authorization for the distribution of electric power, in order to comply with the provisions of this Act, shall comply with its regulations, rules, procedures and processes until© 180 (one hundred and eighty) days from the date of publication of©this Act. adapt. There will be two transition groups, depending on the start date.
Gradually, the consumer will only be charged for the cost of the electricity infrastructure when he injects energy into the grid. — Micro and mini-generations have many advantages and have therefore been stimulated worldwide. Brazil is no exception. Consumption-based electricity generation reduces the use of transmission and distribution networks. This means a reduction in the overload of the electricity system, investments in these networks and technical losses – said Marcos Rogério during the vote on the bill in the Senate. XII – Micronet: integration of various resources of decentralised generation, storage of electrical energy and loads in a secondary distribution system, capable of being connected to a main electrical energy distribution©network©and working in isolation, controlling electricity parameters and creating conditions for recomposition and self-creation©; I – the same consumption unit that feeds the electrical energy to be used in subsequent billing cycles, which is converted into©electrical© energy©credits; — ANEEL calculates and determines by March the mechanisms for taking this performance into account. And in order to prevent the dissemination and commercialization of projects submitted during the exemption period, the framework establishes a guarantee of fidelity compliance, which is very important: a guarantee of fidelity compliance equal to 2% of the value of new projects. Finally, micro and mini-generation is characterized as the production of electricity for self-consumption and should therefore be exempt from ICMS – said Jean Paul Prates.
For consumers who comply by mid-July 2023, there will be a 4.1% „rebate“ on energy injected into the grid to pay for electricity infrastructure. — There is no doubt that micro and decentralised mini-generation can make an enormous contribution to improving the functioning of the electricity sector. It can reduce energy costs for society as a whole in the short and long term. But it is important that the expansion takes place in a sustainable and equitable way – he noted. However, we now have a gradual transitional regime for the start of payment for the electricity distribution network. And here we come to the point I would like to emphasize. Some believe that solar energy is no longer worth creating the tariffs. Quite the contrary! Today, those who already operate their own electricity generation do not pay tariffs for distribution costs. The project will retain this benefit until 2045.
`2ºA Quantities of energy from©excess concessions or licences for the distribution of electrical© energy, based on market fluctuations caused by distributed generation, shall be considered as unintended contractual exposures.` As the industry knows, until now there has been no legislation providing for the use of dealer systems that store and distribute surplus energy produced. What we had was an availability fee charged according to the standard of each accommodation (single-phase, biphasic or three-phase). § 6º The costs of upgrading or adapting the distribution network exclusively in the context of the distributed microgeneration connection shall be borne entirely by the concessionaire or the authorisation for the distribution of electrical energy©, without the consumer being financially involved. The text, on the other hand, exempts distributed producers from the payment of the availability fee. The availability charge charged by the energy supplier is a value in the energy bill in terms of the availability of the electricity grid for the consumer to use. And now for the best news: anyone who installs solar energy by January 6, 2023 will be free until 2045. Anyone who has already implemented the distributed generation system will not change during this period. The rule also applies to consumers who request access to the distributor via the Electric Power Compensation System (SEEA) in 2022. In addition, the legal framework allows for the participation in SEEA of projects created for this purpose for the purpose of serving several consumption units (for example, condominiums). The text guarantees sustainability under the current rules until 31 December 2045 for consumers who already have a decentralised electricity generation system until the law is published.