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Brazil Power Report Q4 2014 - New Market Report

New Energy market report from Business Monitor International: "Brazil Power Report Q4 2014"


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2014 -- Brazil continues to be one of the most attractive power markets in Latin America, due to its unmatched size, strong project pipeline and large prospective in the renewables and natural-gas fuelled thermal sectors. However, the country's power sector potential is hindered by regulatory and legal interjections, weak infrastructure and a heavy depend ence on increasingly unreliable hydroelectricity. Higher retail electricity prices and a slowing GDP expansion are the main risks to an otherwise robust power consumption growth forecast.

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Recent investment into new power and renewables capacity in Brazil has been at its strongest rate in years - with over 7GW of new capacity contracted in 2013 and expected to come online over the next three years. The first auction in 2014 for new capacity secured almost 1GW, while the A-5 and Reserve Auction saw 50,900MW and 26,297MW of submitted capacity respectively. Depending on the technology of the projects actually awarded in these auctions in September and October 2014, we will be able to evaluate how much Brazil will succeed in diversifying its power mix, which is currently overly dependent on intermittent hydropower and wind.

We estimate total generation in 2014 will be nearly 588 terawatt hours (TWh). Moreover, we forecast that this will increase to 691TWh by 2018 and to 819TWh by the end of our forecast period in 2023. This equates to an annual average growth rate of 3.69% between 2014 and 2023. In light of an expanding population and the investments for the 2016 Olympic Games, we anticipate power demand in Brazil to remain robust, with growth in consumption expected to average 3.92% between 2014 and 2023. We forecast that net consumption will climb from an estimated 516.36TWh in 2014 to 739.17TWh in 2023, but we also highlight that the perspective of higher retail electricity tariffs and a slowdown in economic expansion represent sizeable risks to our outlook.

Key Trends And Developments

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The Brazil Power Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.

The Brazil Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

Key Benefits

- Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Brazil to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.

- Target business opportunities and risks Brazil's power sector through our reviews of latest power industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Brazil

- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Competitive Landscape analysis.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis, covering power markets, regulatory changes, major investments, projects and company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the power sector, and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Regional Overview

The Regional Overview provides a comparative context from within which one can assess the relative profitability of the power industry in a given country, incorporating BMI's country risk macro forecasts into our regional analysis. They also detail any relevant issues or events that might cause market fluctuations, as well as evaluate the impact of existing power infrastructure and fresh investments on the regional market.

BMI Industry Forecasts

The Industry Forecasts provide historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual power segment present in the country. These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast. These in turn are broken down into:

Electricity Generation forecasts for Thermal, Coal, Gas, Oil, Nuclear, Hydro and Non-Hydro Renewables. For this section, we provide information on electricity generation (TWh), % growth year-on-year, KWh per capita, and the % of total electricity generation. The thermal fuels (coal, gas and oil) also have figures for their % of total thermal electricity generation.

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