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The FSCECP – Fundão-Santa Clara Energetic Complex Project consists of a hydroelectric complex, composed by Fundão and Santa Clara Hydroelectric power plants, both located in Jordão River, state of Paraná - Brazil. The Fundão Hydroelectric complex is composed of one Small Hydropower Plant (SHP – capacity of 2,40 MW) and other Hydropower Plant (HPP – capacity of 120 MW). The Santa Clara Hydroelectric complex is composed one Small Hydropower Plant (SHP – capacity of 3,60 MW) and other Hydropower Plant (HPP – capacity of 120 MW). The FSCECP is connected to the SIN (National Interconnected System).
With the implementation of this project, ELEJOR – Centrais Elétricas do Rio Jordão is able to sell electricity to the Brazilian grid, avoiding the dispatch of energy of fossil-fuelled power plants. Therefore, the initiative avoids CO2 emissions, also contributing to the regional and national sustainable development. The project activity aims to generate 375,265 tCO2e/year.
The sponsors of the FSCECP are convinced that hydroelectricity is a sustainable source of energy that brings advantages for mitigating global warming. Using the available natural resources, the FSCECP supports to enhance the consumption of renewable energy. The sale of the CER generated by the project will boost the attractiveness of hydroelectric projects, helping to increase the production of this energy and decrease dependency on fossil fuel.
Furthermore, hydroelectricity also plays an important role on the country’s economic development, as this kind of project requests for approximately 10,000 jobs during the construction of reservoirs and dams, construction of new cities in replacement of the projected to be flooded and construction of transmission lines. Other activities which correspond to the company social and environmental responsibilities are described below:
a) Contribution to the local environmental sustainability:
The construction, installation and certification of project activity demand the company to follow strict control of the environmental impacts, bringing direct environmental benefits. One example is the implementation of actions of a document (“Plan of Use and Occupation of Water and Frontiers of Santa Clara Hydro Power Plant’s Reservoir” and “Plan of Use and Occupation of Water and Frontiers of Fundão Hydro Power Plant’s Reservoir”), developed to establish criteria and parameters to guide the activities and forms of use that could be implemented in the reservoirs and its frontiers. Moreover, the operation of the project itself improves the environmental conditions once the use of renewable energy sources lower the use of non-renewable ones.
b) Contribution to the improvement of working conditions and employment creation:
ELEJOR, through Consórcio Construtor Complexo Jordão – CCCJ – hired more than 1,500 employees only during the construction. After the complex’s construction, ELEJOR will need a specialized and dedicated work force for installation, operation and maintenance of the plant. Hence, FSCECP operation contributes not only for direct employment generation, but also for indirect employment, being those mainly from the technology field, as in research and development, as in the production and maintenance of equipments.
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