Electricity Transmission Sector In Brazil - Analysis Of The Auctions' Results And The Public And Private Firms' Costs

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Executive Summary

In Brazil, most of the electricity used by households and industries is supplied by hydropower plants. In general these plants are built on rivers with natural waterfalls that are usually very far from Brazilian consumers. Such technical constraint requires a high-power transmission infrastructure to convey the electricity produced to the urban areas, which makes the transmission segment a fundamental part of the electricity sector, as important as power production and distribution. Brazil is an enormous country and therefore demands huge electricity transmission infrastructure.

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