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Brazil has had issues in efficiently providing the required amount of electricity to its citizens at a low cost. One of the main causes to the decreasing performance of energy

Brazil has had issues in efficiently providing the required amount of electricity to its citizens at a low cost. One of the main causes to the decreasing performance of energy is due to reoccurring droughts that decrease the power generated by hydroelectric facilities. To compensate for the decrease, Brazil brought into use thermal power plants. The power plants being on average 23.7% more expensive than hydroelectric. Wind energy is potentially an alternative source of energy to compensate for the energy decrease during droughts.

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    Oliveira, C., Zulanas, C., & Kashiwagi, D. (2016). A Long-term Solution to Overcome the Problems Caused by Droughts in the Brazilian Power Systems. Procedia Engineering, 145, 948-955. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.123

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