SHPs Albano Machado and Rio dos Índios CDM Project (JUN1115)
The project activity consists in 2 renewable energy generation being: Albano Machado with 3.06 MW of installed power and Rio dos Índios with 8.10 MW of installed Power both Small Hydro Power Plants (SHP`s); located in Trindade do Sul and Nonoai cities in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
The purpose of the cdm project activity is to provide electricity energy from renewable source to the Brazilian National Interconnected System, offsetting the fossil fuelled thermal generation and helping to attend the rising energy demand in Brazil.
So the project activity reduces emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and the global warming, avoiding the use of fossil fuel that would be burned in thermoelectric generating units interconnected to the grid. This initiative helps Brazil to meet its goals of promoting sustainable development.
For project participants the project activity is a sustainable alternative for electricity generation because considering that the projects consists of Small Hydropower Plants with small reservoirs, they have low environmental impacts, almost zero, even compared to large hydroelectric plants.
Also the project activity contributes to the sustainable development, because:
- It reduces the fossil fuel (non-renewable source) use. Thus the project contributes to the natural resources better utilization and makes use of clean and efficient technologies;
- It contributes to better working conditions and increases employment opportunities in the area where the project is located (rural areas in small cities);
- It contributes to the better conditions for the local economy, mainly in the rural areas from the cities involved.
- There are several social and environmental programs in progress as: ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERVISION PROGRAM / MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS, CILIARY FOREST ADHESION PROGRAM, WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM, MONITORING AND RESCUE PROGRAM FOR TERRESTRIAL AND AQUATIC FAUNA, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR THE EMPLOYEES AND ALSO LOCAL COMMUNITY.”