Eletrobras decides not to renew the North and Northeast distributors concessions

Thereby, the energy distribution companies should be privatized to 31 December 2017.
23/07/2016 11h32 - Updated 24/07/2016 12h44
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Eletrobras's shareholders decided today (22) disapprove the extension of the concessions group of six distribution companies, which are in the North and Northeast. Thereby, the Piaui Energy Company distributors (Cepisa), Companhia Energetica de Alagoas (Cancelled), Acre Electricity Company (Eletroacre), Rondonia Power Plants (Ceron), Boa Vista Energia and Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia should be privatized to 31 December 2017.

According to the Decision, taken at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, to transfer to the new controller, distributors must receive directly from the federal government or through fare all resources and compensation needed to operate, maintain and make investments that are related to public services, without any injection of funds by Eletrobras.

The meeting also approved the name of Wilson Ferreira Junior executive to chair Eletrobras and new members of the Board of directors.

The Ministry of Mines and Energy ensures that there will be no decrease in the quality of services because, during the temporary provision of service, the government will set conditions for distribution companies can provide the service with continuity and adequacy. When they bid, conditions will be required techniques for the service to be provided within the standards required by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel).

"Remember that the distributors who had returned the concessions failed to meet regulatory quality benchmarks. O consumer, therefore, You will benefit from a better quality service ", says the folder.

There is no provision to be extraordinary adjustments to these distributors because of the change. According to the ministry, the adjustments will be only the ordinary annual, calculated by Aneel, likewise already occurred if the concessions have not been returned by the companies.

Source: Nadia Franco – Agency Brazil

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