The energy market in Brazil is divided into RCE (Regulated Contracting Environment), where captive consumers are, and FCE (Free Contracting Environment) formed by free consumers.
The captive consumer purchases power from dealerships connected to the Government, while the free consumer purchase directly from the generator or supplier, as Bolt.
Adhering to the Free Market, with Bolt’s support, your company can freely negotiate the price, the terms of payment, the term of the agreement, the volume of energy, among others.
The main advantage of joining the Free Market is the freedom of choice. The contracting company decides the service provider that best suits its business model, its needs, and its expectations. Why be restricted to a dealership?
Another great benefit for businesses is the cost savings. Imagine if you knew how much your company will spend on energy in the coming years. Would it not be a competitive advantage?
Therefore, we emphasize predictability as one of the great advantages of migrating to the Free Market. In this model, your business can save up to 20% on electricity bills and suffer no more with tariffs of rates increases.
In the Free Market there are two types of
energy: conventional and encouraged.
Conventional energy is generated by hydroelectric plants, which produce electricity from the flow of rivers. The Itaipu Dam is an example, the largest in the world. The thermal gas power plants are also an example of conventional energy.
Meanwhile, encouraged energy was stimulated by the Government for the generation of renewable sources such as biomass, wind and solar. Generators of this type of energy are limited to 30 MWh and are classified as Small Hydroelectric Plants (SHP).
Companies that consume encouraged energy receive discounts of 50%, 80%, and 100% in the tariff of distribution system usage.
In the Free Energy Market there are two types of consumers: the Free Consumer and Special Consumer.
To migrate to the Free Market, as a Free Consumer (conventional energy), companies need to have an energy demand greater than or equal to 2,000 kW, and any voltage level.
To migrate to the Free Market, as a Special Consumer (encouraged energy), companies need to have an energy demand equal to or greater 500kW, not exceeding 2,000 kW.
In Europe, since 2007, the energy market is fully open in 27 countries, including residential consumers who can choose from whom to buy energy. In South America, there are also countries with more flexible energy criteria.