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Water crisis in Brazil may demand new measures and raise electricity bills – ANEEL

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The shortage of hydroelectric power, amid the worst rainy period in reservoir areas in 91 years may require new exceptional measures with the potential to raise electricity bills, such as more expensive thermal generation and energy imports from neighboring countries, said on Tuesday (17) electricity regulator ANEEL's director Elisa Bastos.

"Depending on hydrological evolution and consumption, costs may be higher," she said.

In a hearing at the Chamber of Deputies' Mines and Energy Commission, she said ANEEL is still considering complementary measures to the values of the tariff flags when faced with an "exceptional" situation . . .

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