How to value non-financial risks during the planning of electrical generation? This was the main question of the workshop held on September 12, by the Instituto Escolhas, in partnership with the EPE (Energy Research Company) and Escopo Energia, with the participation of representatives from the financial sector (Santander, Itau, Bradesco, BNDES, and Febraban), from energy, UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) and the National Water Agency, as well as the Frente por uma Nova Política Energética [Front for a New Energy Policy]. The main objective was to discuss the important challenges facing the electric sector in Brazil relating to the parameterization of non-financial risks, which very often leads to increased costs and longer completion times than those initially stipulated. Click here for more information!

The event is part of the project “Pathways to a low carbon, sustainable and just energy matrix,” which will be launched on November 28, with funding from iCS.

On September 26, Instituto Escolhas organized a workshop to provide details of the partial results of a new study that analyzes whether water should be treated as an input by the electric sector, and if so, what would be the additional cost to be attributed to each source and to the system. The main indication is that water is a central element to a good part of the generation of electric energy in Brazil, with the hydroelectric plants, which can affect the water cycle in the locations where the plants are installed. Click here for full details .

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