In the free market, you choose

Brazil offers two types of
electric power contracting

The regulated contracting environment – known as captive market for a local distribution concession holder (Distributor) provides the customer with both the contract for use of the distribution system and the consumed energy.
The free contracting environment – known as free market for the local distribution concession holder (Distributor) provides only the contract for use of the distribution system and the contract for electric power supply is jointly signed with a supplier freely chosen by the customer.
Characteristics Captive Market Free Market
Demand Contracting Distributor Distributor
Energy Supplier Distributor Free Choice
Energy Price Regulated Negotiated
Contracting of renewable sources Choice not permitted

(mix of the distributor’s contracts)
Free choice
0
free and special consumers
0
total of market agents
  • ACR
  • ACL

Migrate to the Free Market!

In the energy free market, your company chooses the energy supplier and can freely negotiate the supply characteristics to meet your present and future demands with a well-defined horizon of contracting that will provide greater predictability and cost reduction.

Contract characteristics:

Financial guarantees
Supply time
Energy price
Type of source

(conventional or under incentive)

Delivery submarket

Season-based energy supply

(energy distribution along each year)

Contract flexibility

(flexible delivery based on measurements)

Price indexing based on the IPCA or IGP-M indexes

MIGRATION ADVANTAGES

By migrating to the free market, the customer starts to use the strategic advantages offered by this market.

Customized Service

With NOVA ENERGIA, the consumer counts on a customized service in line with its needs and succeeds to establish short, medium and long term strategies based on several types of contracting available in this environment.

Economy

The option to migrate to the free market represents savings in the electric power supply that can be maximized by choosing an ideal product. This discount can reach 30% of the final energy consumption according to the load factor.

Supply Safety

The supply security in the contracted commercial condition is assured by the financial sturdiness of Nova Energia. The electric power supply continues to be assured by the local distributor, which is responsible for its physical delivery.

Sustainability

In the free market, it is possible to choose a renewable energy source of supply and take advantage of the economic benefits from the tariff discounts granted for the use of the distribution system, besides stimulating the use of a clean energy matrix in Brazil.

Flexibility

The industry may freely negotiate the supply characteristics to meet its current and future energy requirements, keeping a well-defined contracting horizon. An additional advantage is afforded by the possibility of allocating energy among the industrial units.

Predictability

When freely negotiating its contracts, the industry has a real and clear budget forecast, a much more assertive view, without being subject of the regulated tariff variations.

CONTRACTING OPTIONS

Who has the right to access the free market?

Contracted demand

from 500 kW to 3.000 kW

Companies with a demand equal to or higher than 500 kW and lower than 3,000 kW per unit or, together with other units in a de facto or by right community, should purchase energy generated by renewable energy sources operating under incentives.

Contracted demand

Starting at
3.000 kW

Companies with a contracted demand equal to or higher than 3,000 kW may purchase energy generated by any source, except for those connected before July 8, 1995 to power sources lower than 69 kV, which should purchase power from sources whose use is encouraged by incentives.

TYPES OF ENERGY

Learn about the various sources of electric power generation

Special under incentives

Alternative sources of renewable energy injecting up to 30 MW of electric power into the distribution or transmission grid.
(Small hydroelectric plants, biomass and solar power plants and wind farms)
Granting of 100%, 80% and 50% discounts in the Distribution System and Transmission System Use Tariffs (TUSD/TUST) as per ANEEL’s authorization.

Conventional Special

Alternative sources of renewable energy injecting from 30 to 50 MW of electric power into the distribution or transmission grid
(Small hydroelectric plants, biomass and solar power plants and wind farms)
No discount granted in the Distribution System and Transmission System Use Tariffs (TUSD/TUST)

Conventional

Other conventional sources of thermal generation and big hydroelectric plants.
No discount granted in the Distribution System and Transmission System Use Tariffs (TUSD/TUST)

THE MIGRATION PROCESS STEPS

Nova Energia provides technical, commercial, legal and regulatory technical assistance to ensure total security in activities related to energy sale/purchase and consumption.

  • 1. Analysis of the energy accounts and contracts between the distributor and the customer (CUSD, CCD, Energy Supply Contract, CCER).
  • 2. Savings projection by applying all points of the work scope.
  • 3. Signature of a service provision and confidentiality agreement.
  • 4. Development of an energy contracting strategy.
  • 5. Consumer unit management and representation towards Aneel, CCEE, ONS, MME, and CMSE.
ASK FOR A MIGRATION FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS HERE