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Brazil’s smart grid market to grow

Northeast Group has released a study, Brazil Smart Grid: Market Forecast 2012-2022, stating that smart grid investments in Brazil are set to reach US$36.6 billion by 2022.

Brazil is ready to develop its smart grid.
Utilities in Brazil are planning to use smart grid investments to aid in the reduction of electricity theft, improve reliability of the electric infrastructure and offer new pricing plans for customers and also pave the way for economic growth.

The BRIC country has a booming economy and is already facing constraints with the existing electrical infrastructure. Northeast Group says that its smart grid investments will be a critical point in the run-up to the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

“A very significant problem in Brazil is the high rate of electricity theft. This is both a public safety issue and also unfairly requires paying customers to subsidize those stealing power. Smart meters are very effective tools in helping reduce electricity theft,” Northeast Group reports.

Brazil is looking at smart metering or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) as the link to the smart grid program. ANEEL, the Brazilian electricity regulator will lead the plan and will deploy 63 million AMI meters by 2021. Detailed regulations are expected within the next year and this will get the ball rolling for large-scale AMI implementation across Brazil. Home energy management is also a theme that will be tackled.


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