Law no. 9648

Brazil: Law no. 9648

This policy provides incentives to small hydro facilities (less than 30MW). They are exempt from paying Financial Compensation for the use of water resources. They receive a reduction of 50% on transmission and distribution tariffs and can sell energy directly to any consumer with more than 500kW and are exempt from the public bidding process, requiring only authorization from ANEEL. And in cases where thermal generation is replaced with hydroelectric generation, the plants can avail themselves of the resources of the CCC (Fuel Consumption Cost Account).


Date Implemented: 1998

Status: In Force; Voluntary

References: National Communication to the UNFCCC;

EVALUATION OF SHPs IN THE BRAZILIAN ELECTRIC ENERGY MARKET