Government publishes Provisional Measure to address electricity supply crisis

On 28 June, the Government published Provisional Measure No. 1,055, issued in response to the electricity supply crisis caused by water shortages, which reached historic levels.

Despite having been nicknamed the “Rationing PM”, the provisional measure no longer foresees the possibility of decreeing compulsory energy rationing, which was removed from the original draft by the Government.

To reassure society, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, made a statement on the national network on Monday night, in which he stated that the need for rationing had been ruled out.

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