Brazil electricity use to increase threefold by 2050

Sponsored by

Brazilian electricity consumption will rise more than threefold to 1.62 terawatt hours by 2050, according to a new report by federal energy planning company EPE.

The increase will lift per-capita demand to 7 MWh/y, on a par with current European energy use, according to EPE.

An estimated 92 percent of overall consumption will be supplied by the national grid, with a further 124 GWh expected to come from independent generators.

Brazil consumed 513 TWh in 2013, according to the document.

EPE president Maurício Tolmasquim said solar power plants would provide electricity for up to 15 million households, representing 13 percent of total demand.

"In addition, the heating of water via solar power will probably be a reality for 20 percent of Brazilian homes," Tolmasquim said.

EPE also forecasted that half of the country's light vehicles would have flex-fuel engines, meaning they will be able to run on either gasoline, ethanol or electric power.

Tolmasquim said the rise in energy consumption would be lower than GDP growth, due to new efficiency measures planned for consumers and generators.

Sponsored by
Most Popular Articles

CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

June 2015
Volume 19, Issue 6
cover

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement

WEBCASTS

How to deploy mobile forms + devices to speed up field service processes & reporting

Overcoming the pain points associated with any process is much simpler and more cost effective than you think. This webinar will detail the benefits of switching to mobile forms for field data collection and reporting.
 
We'll examine real use cases and ROI of integrating mobile forms within a given field service process, including for work orders, inspections, checklists and proposals.
 
A quick AT&T Mobile Forms demo will reveal the feature rich, user-friendly nature of the solution. You'll see why it’s a must-deploy to speed up data collection, eliminate invoicing/data entry lags and auto-generate/deliver insightful reports.

UTILITY PRODUCTS BUYERS' GUIDE

POWER INDUSTRY JOBS

Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.

BUYER'S GUIDE PRODUCTS

Everlast pole tags

Everlast pole tags for distribution poles have been used all over the world in this great earth's worst environment's proving it is the longest lasting product to use on pole's!

Everlast Substation signs

Everlast safety signs and Everlast Substation signs meet all ANSI and OSHA requirements and continue to be readable for the life of the substation. When most signs fail ours shine.

SB01 Splice Enclosure and Accessories

AFL’s SB01 splice enclosure provides protection from all types of elements. From weather to bullets, the iron and steel construction requires no additional protective covering.