It is a more economical and advantageous way of contracting electricity available to some companies through the Free Contracting Environment (ACL, in portuguese).
In this modality, the organization migrates from the captive market, where it has the obligation to buy energy from its local distributor, to then freely choose the supplier and source to be contracted – opening the opportunity for renewables, for example.Discover who can migrate
In the Regulated Contracting Environment (ACR), distributors acquire energy through government auctions. The input is then resold to consumers for a fee, which is subject to constant readjustments, often above inflation. But, that doesn’t happen in the free market.
While the captive market limits the consumer, the free market provides flexibility to negotiate different contract conditions. Thus, the company can customize items such as contracted volume, values, contract duration, readjustment indexes, among others, which brings even more competitiveness to the business.I want to migrate my company
All consumers with installed load greater than 75 kW – group A – are eligible to migrate to the Free Energy Market.
Group A is made up of medium and high voltage users. Enterprises that have this tension are industries, hospitals, supermarkets and malls, for example. Do you want to confirm the feasibility of migration for your company?I want to migrate my company
You can find this information on the electricity bill you receive from your distributor. But rest assured that we check the feasibility of your company’s migration! Just fill out our form and attach your last electricity bill.
Even in the free market, the person responsible for transporting electricity remains the local distributor. However, after the migration, you will pay the distributor only the amounts referring to other components of the electricity bill, such as taxes, public lighting charges, distribution network maintenance services, among others.
No. The migration does not impact energy quality, as the distribution service continues to be provided in the same way as before. So, even if you have consumed a larger volume than what was contracted in that period, your outlet will not run out of electricity.
Unlike the captive market, where energy is consumed, then measured, to then generate the bill, in the free market the purchase is made before consumption. In this case, it is possible that there is a lack or surplus in the volume contracted versus consumed. But don’t worry, as this compensation is made in the short-term market and regulated by the Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica (CCEE). That is, there will never be a power cut because of this difference. In addition, the surplus can be traded on the market and still generate extra income for your company.
You have the autonomy to manage your own energy contracts in the free market, as soon as you become an agent with CCEE. However, it is very important to have the support of a company specialized in this market, such as Ecom. This is because we provide our customers with an infrastructure with market intelligence, that is, we keep an eye on everything that influences the price of electricity. Thus, we are able to indicate the right moments for hiring, in addition to offering support in regulatory processes.