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Collaborating Researcher of INESC TEC in the area of intelligent systems. PhD in Electrical Engineering in the area of risk analysis in energy system (UFPA, 2015); Master in Production Engineering in the area of operational research (UFPE, 2008); Graduated in Computer Engineering (UFPA, 2006) and in Production Engineering (UEPA, 2005). Worked at Embrapa Amazônia Oriental as an Information Technology (2014-2016) and technology business analyst (2011-2014). She has experience in the area of risk analysis, with emphasis on energy efficiency.

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2017

Analysis of the Brazilian Energy Efficiency Program for Electricity Distribution Systems

Authors
de Souza e Silva, RDDE; de Oliveira, RC; de Lima Tostes, MED;

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ENERGIES

Abstract
In this paper, a methodology was developed to analyze the results of energy efficiency programs used in the electricity distribution sector in Brazil. Analyzing the gains obtained through the investments made, and classifying which actions resulted in the best performance, contributed to decision making on the best allocation of investments to obtain the greatest energy savings. The Brazilian Energy Efficiency program was analyzed with a developed non-parametric model, using the data envelopment analysis method, and the categories of projects with better performance were determined. A database of the results from 1704 projects, from 2008 to 2016 in the Energy Efficiency program in Brazil's electricity distribution sector, was used. The results obtained show that the best performance was achieved by projects in the industrial and cogeneration categories; however, in Brazil these constitute only 4.24% of the projects presented and 5.28% of the total investments in the last eight years, indicating a need to review the regulatory strategies for energy efficiency in this country.