Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural Agrener
OLIVEIRA, Celso Eduardo Lins de, HALMEMAN, Maria Cristina Rodrigues, REISDOERFER, Eli Carlos et al. Adaptação das cooperativas de eletrificação rural do estado do paraná ao cenário do setor elétrico. In Proceedings of the 6. Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural, 2006, Campinas (SP, Brazil) [online]. 2006 [cited 19 May 2013]. Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000022006000100005&lng=en&nrm=iso> .
Rural Electrification Cooperatives (REC) has already played a fundamental role in rural electrification process. Bearing in mind changes in legislation towards specific laws that tend to facilitate energy distribution and trade relations, REC has increased there potential to contribute even more to abovementioned process. The present work intended to assess how REC settled in Paraná State have adapted themselves to the privatized electrical business scenario as well as to new legal requirements and the presence of great national and international corporations disputing the energy market. Such new electrical market model favors huge changes to the electrification cooperatives, with the possibility of transforming cooperatives into public service energy with governmental permission. Moreover, it also represents a giant challenge for their insertion and continuity in such new scenario, inasmuch as the REC classification process as public service companies for electric energy distribution has been carried out for years, added to the scarcity of investments on state cooperatives, therefore restricting electric energy supply to residential, rural and irrigation sectors.