What is the Open Power Market?
The Open Power Market, also known as the Free Contracting Environment (ACL, in Portuguese), in Brazil emerged in 1995 to encourage competition and reduce the cost of electricity. Free consumers can create their own strategy and are able to freely negotiate the commercial terms under which they contract electricity. They are free to choose by price, term and index.
BENEFITS OF THIS MARKET
FreedomChoose your power energy supplier.
Cost SavingsNegotiate price, volume, and contract conditions.
Budget ForecastKnow exactly how much you are going to pay for the power energy in the future.
CompetitivenessManage your costs and boost your business results.
How does the Open Power Market work?
WHO CAN TAKE PART IN
THE OPEN POWER MARKET?
Companies with have a minimum of 1,500 kW contracted demand, at any voltage level.
These consumers can contract electricity from any source of generation.
Any source of energy
>1,500 Any voltage *69kV up to
Companies with have a contracted demand between 500 kW and 1,500 kW.
This type of consumer can only contract electricity from incentivized (renewable) sources, such as: wind power plants, solar power plants, biomass, small hydroelectric (PCHs) or hydraulic power plants with a power of 50,000 kW or less, the so-called special energy sources.
> 500 kW Any voltage
Small hydroelectric power plants (PCHs), biomass, wind and solar power plants
* Consumers with the same CRN (company registration number - CNPJ in Brazil) or located in contiguous area (not separated by public roads) can add their loads to reach the minimum level of 500 kW demand. Example: business networks, industrial condominiums.