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Benefits of natural gas introduction in the energy matrix of isolated electrical system in the city of Manaus - state of Amazonas - Brazil


  • Frota, Willamy M.
  • Rocha, Brígida R.P.


The need to find cleaner, safer and less expensive sources of fuel in the city of Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas (AM) in Brazil is inevitable due, among other factors, to the historical situation of the petroleum-derived fuel's large-scale use for power generation in the city by Brazil's energy planning. In this context, the use of natural gas in the province of Urucu, in the city of Coari countryside of the state of Amazons, is the best short-term solution, which will enable the substitution of petroleum-derived liquid fuels for the natural gas in the thermoelectric power plants in the city of Manaus and in seven other cities in the state, which are favored by the Coari-Manaus pipeline's main trajectory. This article presents the economic and environmental benefits with gas natural introduction in the energy matrix of isolated electrical system in Manaus. This project will be a great conquest for the city of Manaus, as a result of the Brazilian Energy Sector 20-year-planning, which will be completed in 2010, and will permit the beginning of a new growth-and-development cycle for the state of Amazonas and the Amazon itself.

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  • Frota, Willamy M. & Rocha, Brígida R.P., 2010. "Benefits of natural gas introduction in the energy matrix of isolated electrical system in the city of Manaus - state of Amazonas - Brazil," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 1811-1818, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:38:y:2010:i:4:p:1811-1818

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    1. Neto, João C. do L. & da Costa Junior, Carlos T. & Bitar, Sandro D.B. & Junior, Walter B., 2011. "Forecasting of energy and diesel consumption and the cost of energy production in isolated electrical systems in the Amazon using a fuzzification process in time series models," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(9), pages 4947-4955, September.


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