For the effective democratization of the distributed generation
A group of civil society organizations campaigned for senators to look at isolated systems in the Amazon for low-income populations during the vote on Bill 5829, for the Legal Framework of the Distributed Energy Generation,
Bill 5829/2019, which establishes the Legal Framework of the Distributed Energy Generation, was approved in the Chamber of Deputies and now proceeds to the Senate. The text, however, made very little progress with respect to the conditions for the effective democratization of the distributed generation in Brazil, which should result in already known problems, such as: slowness in the realization of the installation of distributed generation in low-income communities in the cities, which will further increase the gap between those who are able to pay for a solar panel and the majority of the population who are subjected to energy insecurity.
The isolated systems of the Brazilian Amazon were also ignored, even though the reality in a large part of the region is of a population without adequate access to electricity services, depending, for example, on inefficient systems of diesel generation, which are polluting and very expensive for consumers linked to the National Interconnected System.
For these reasons, a group of civil society organizations (iCS, Forum of Renewable Energies, IEI Brasil, Ilumina, ISA and Revolusolar) created a campaign with requests to the senators so that the consumer units located in the isolated systems and also the low-income populations:
- Maintain the benefits granted to already installed distributed generation units with a deadline of 2045 for the end of the benefits related to the tariff rules.
- Are exempt from the charging of the amount referring to the availability cost.