Brazil A-5 Auction: Smaller Demand, Big Uncertainties
By Raul Ramos Timponi, Timothy Stephure, and Emanuel Simon
On 14 December 2012 Brazil completed its only regulated auction for new capacity in 2012. The combination of weak demand from distributors and strong supply from developers continued to push winning bid prices down to unprecedented levels, setting wind’s long-term power purchase agreements below R$90 per megawatt-hour, among the cheapest in the world. This trend comes even as many potential drivers for higher costs, including more stringent local content laws and the continued appreciation of...
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