Understanding the functioning of an electrical system is one of the obligations that every professional in the electrical area must know, its structure (generation, transmission, distribution) are subject to operation and maintenance mechanisms associated with a tariff, which aims to compensate the costs arising from the activities carried out by operators, thus ensuring its full operation and ensuring access to electricity by residential consumers, Due to these situations, the setting of electricity tariffs is subject to the nature of the electricity market, i.e. the planning that entails the dispatch of energy in the most efficient manner and with the least cost and impact for consumers. It is because of this planning that it is inefficient and, above all, unrealistic to put into operation all the available generation capacity, because energy as such cannot be stored in its totality and indefinitely, The generating companies are obliged to plan their activities based on criteria of electricity demand, understood as criteria of statistics, load flows, consumption indices and incidences and affects on the national interconnected system. In this context, the issuance of a tariff sheet is subject to regulations where competent entities, the so-called regulators and operators, are responsible for supervising and carrying out the pertinent actions associated with the emission of costs, Because of this situation, it is essential that these entities be characterized by complete independence and detached as far as possible from any link with political parties or ideological tendency, because, as it has arisen throughout history, the sector has been manipulated with ulterior motives, often favouring private companies or merely populist ends, through the purchase of consciences, through the emission of unreal tariffs that attempt against the functioning of the electricity system, preventing the generation of resources for its expansion and maintenance.
|Translated title of the contribution||Deontology Applied To Generation Cost Policy In Ecuador|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Journal||Observatorio De La Economía Latinoamericana|
|State||Published - 30 Sep 2018|