Aneel adjusted the tariff flag by 50%, but families that are part of the Social Tariff will be exempt from paying the electricity bill. There will be around 12 million families without the need to disburse high amounts to pay for the red flag.
Water scarcity made it necessary to use the red flag level 2, something that had been guaranteed would not happen, and reached 50%.
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Who is entitled to this exemption on the light bill?
Families included in the CadÚnico and who receive only half a minimum wage, that is, R$ 550.00, elderly people aged 65 or over, as well as people with disabilities who receive the BPC, better known as the Continuous Assistance Benefit, will be entitled Social.
Finally, families in the CadÚnico that receive up to three minimum wages and live with a disabled or sick member and need to use devices that consume electricity.
These families will still receive discounts from 10% to 65% depending on their electricity consumption.
And how much should other consumers pay?
Until the end of 2021, all other consumers will pay an extra fee of BRL 14.20 for every 100 kilowatt hours used. On the red flag level 2, these extra fees were BRL 9.49 per 100 kWh.
However, the government will give a discount to consumers who manage to save on their energy bill, between September and December 2021 by at least 10%, in January 2022.
Some experts say the federal government took too long to react to this water crisis. However, it is important to note that this type of crisis usually happens when you have a lot of unnecessary water and electricity costs, and of course, the rains decrease.
Not only consumers waste water excessively, but also industries and farmers. Therefore, it is necessary to review the steps taken so far and avoid wasting one of the most valuable assets in the world, so as not to weigh too heavily on every Brazilian’s pocket.
Even with the water crisis in full swing, food is suffering increasing impacts and it is important to remember that the GDP of the agricultural sector fell from 2.6% to 1.7%, according to the IPEA – Institute of Applied Economic Research.