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Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday (19)

Energy

Watches should be delayed by one hour in the South, Southeast and Midwest Regions. Government forecasts economy of R $ 147.5 million this year

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday (19), from 0am, when the clocks should be delayed by one hour in the South, Southeast and Midwest Regions.

The measure, in force since October,  aims to provide energy savings for the country, with lower consumption during peak hours (from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm), by increasing the use of natural light.

With this, the use of energy generated by thermoelectric plants can be avoided, reducing the cost of generating electricity. The time change has been adopted in Brazil since 1931.

The government's forecast is that this year's Daylight Saving Time will result in a savings of R $ 147.5 million, due to the reduced use of thermoelectric power. In the previous edition (2015/2016), the adoption of the schedule made it possible to save R $ 162 million.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from Agência Brasil