By 410 votes in favor and 11 against, the Chamber of Deputies today approved an urgent request for the processing of a project that suspends the readjustments in the tariffs of the electricity bills approved by Aneel (National Electric Energy Agency). With the approval, the project can be discussed directly in the plenary by the parliamentarians, but a date for the vote has not yet been established.
The project is authored by federal deputy Domingos Neto (PSD-CE) which provides for the suspension of a readjustment approved by Aneel in Ceará, but, according to the parliamentarian, the idea is to change the text in the plenary so that other readjustments are barred in other states. of the federation.
“There was abusive readjustment of 20% in Alagoas; 21% in Bahia; 17% in Mato Grosso do Sul; of about 20% in Rio Grande do Norte; almost 25% of average readjustment of energy in Ceará; and I already warn the miners that there will be an increase [no estado] on May 22”, highlighted Domingos Neto, emphasizing that the project aims to prevent “that the energy readjustment is the great villain of inflation”.
Mayor Arthur Lira (PP-AL) also defended that the proposal be expanded nationwide, so that there is “cancellation” of readjustments “in general”, not just in Ceará.
“The discussion of the vote on the urgency of the project will force the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Aneel and all those involved to come to the negotiating table so that this increase is at least clarified. which contractual clauses allowed these increases to be made,” Lira said in a statement to journalists.
The proposal was supported by all parties, with the exception of Novo.
Aneel approved the increase in the tariff on the electricity bill in several states last month, a few days after President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) anticipated the end of the extra charge on the electricity bill, the tariff flag of water scarcity, which, according to the government, it would make prices fall by 20%. However, tariffs increased in several states.
Aneel announced the green flag in May
Last week, Aneel informed that the tariff flag for May will be green for all SIN (National Interconnected System) consumers, which cover most of the country. With this, there will be no extra charge on the electricity bill, according to the institution.
According to the Agency, due to the favorable conditions for energy generation, it is the first green flag announced to all consumers since the end of the water shortage period, which ran between September 2021 and April this year.
However, Aneel also announced that the SIN consumer will have a tariff impact of 3.4% on average on the electricity bill, due to the approval of a budget of 32.1 billion for the CDE (Energy Development Account), a sectoral fund which provides resources for the cost of various public policies in the Brazilian electricity sector.
The CDE is funded mainly by a charge on the electricity bill – in 2022, consumers will be responsible for paying 30.2 billion reais of the total bill, compared to 19.6 billion reais in 2021.