Brazil: Smart Grid Regulatory Roadmap Technical Assistance

The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute a Technical Assistance to analyze regulatory scenarios that would support and enable further smart grid deployments in Brazil.

Project Background
The Smart Grid Regulatory Roadmap Technical Assistance would assess public policies and economic regulation models that could further facilitate investments and encourage the modernization of electricity distribution networks across Brazil.

About the Grantee
Founded in 1995, ABRADEE is a sector association representing 41 private and government owned electric distribution companies in Brazil. ABRADEE members operate in all regions of the country and together are responsible for serving 99.8 percent of Brazilian consumers. ABRADEE is headquartered in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, and the association provides technical, commercial, economic, financial, and institutional support to its members.

About the Technical Assistance
The technical assistance will focus on two main topics: 1) public policies that encourage the modernization of distribution grids, and 2) models of economic regulation that facilitate investments in the modernization of the distribution system. The results obtained from the technical assistance would be used by ABRADEE, together with Brazil’s electricity regulatory agency (ANEEL), telecommunications regulatory agency (ANATEL), and the national grid operator (ONS), to seek public policies that can lead to further modernization of distribution networks and full deployment of smart grids in the country.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $605,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

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Brazil: Smart Grid Regulatory Roadmap Technical Assistance

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