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Brazil’s Next President May Be Forced to Ration Power

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One of the challenges facing the winner of this month’s presidential election runoff in Brazil will be how to keep the lights on, according to Erico Evaristo, head of energy trading company Bolt Comercializadora.

With the dry season expected to last until Oct. 20 and average rainfall expected for November and December, power suppliers in 2015 will have to rely on expensive energy generated by thermal plants, Evaristo said. This means high energy prices and the possibility of rationing.