RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the impact of the pandemic on household income and the rising cost of energy due to the water crisis, more Brazilians are unable to pay their electricity bill on time.
According to the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), 39.43% of low-income households have delayed their bills for at least a month in 2021.
The share of these consumers with overdue bills has been growing since 2012, when the index began to be measured, and stood at 17.85%.
With no funds to pay their bills, households are now exposed to shut-offs, allowed . . .