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Opinion: The risks and costs of the blackout for Brazil

By Wagner Victer

Opinion: In 2001, we had a widespread energy shortage in our energy matrix due to a lack of rainfall and installed generation and transmission capacity.

The Brazilian economy suffered a strong impact with a drop in industrial production, paralysis of operational activities, increased factory costs, loss of competitiveness, and increased unemployment. Thus, we had the famous "blackout".

Domestic, commercial, and industrial consumers were forced to reduce their energy consumption. The electricity bills, for . . .

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