Bolsonaro ended the measure after a study pointed out that with the end of the temporary change the consumer would have savings of R $ 100 million
17/10/2020 – 15h56
For the second year in a row, Brazil will not have daylight saving time, an instrument used from 2008 to 2018 with the objective of saving energy consumption in 10 states that register greater light between October and February.
By decree in April last year, President Jair Bolsonaro ended summer time after a study by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) points out that with the end of the temporary change the consumer would have savings of R $ 100 million.
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“In recent years, with changes in the population’s consumption habits and the intensification of the use of air conditioning, the period of greatest daily consumption of electricity has been shifted to the afternoon, when summer time had no influence. the light brings the heat, the summer time also started to produce an effect of increased consumption at certain times, which already exceeded its benefits “, explained the MME in a note at the time.
The reduction in daylight saving time began to be noticed and questioned in 2017, when a drop in consumption of 2,185 megawatts was recorded, equivalent to approximately R $ 145 million. In 2013, the savings had been R $ 405 million, falling to R $ 159.5 million in 2016, a decrease of 60%.
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