RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed on Wednesday (24) that federal public administrative agencies must reduce electricity consumption by 10 to 20% from September to April 2022 in the face of intense drought.
The decision, which excludes state or municipal government agencies, is a new government measure to avoid blackouts when forecasts warn of a deepening of the worst drought in 91 years in the southeast and center-west of the territory.
According to official data, more than 22,000 public buildings owned and some 1,400 rented will have to meet the consumption reduction target established . . .