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Smart Grid regulatory evolution and remaining challenges in Brazil

Smart Grid technologies (SG) adds value throughout the electricity industry production chain. This value goes beyond the electricity sector, generating other types of services and additional benefits. If SG and its costs are already well known, the monetization of benefits depends largely on the impact of tariffs, the real benefits estimated, reliability and mechanisms of the wholesale market, such as energy, capacity, load balancing and energy resources integration. Thus, the work seeks to link the benefits of SG to market mechanisms under the regulatory aspects that still need to evolve in Brazil. Much still needs to be developed specially regarding tariff structures and new services remuneration models to enable SG implementation.

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