Environmental programs

Ceran’s Basic Environmental Project is integrated by 27 specific programs, related to physical, biotic and socio-economic-cultural measures, and foresees the compensation of all occasional impacts caused by developments of this size.

  • Highlighted environmental programs
    • Environmental Education

      The Environmental Education Program is conducted in the seven cities within the surrounding area of the Ceran Complex and involves schools and local communities.

    • Reservoir Management

      In conjunction with the cities in the area of the Complex’s influence Ceran prepared the ‘Environmental Conservation and Use of Surroundings and Reservoir Waters of the Rio das Antas Energy Complex Plan’. This Plan is available as a technical aid for the development of Guidance Plans for the cities involved.

    • Population Resettlement

      The whole compensation process was discussed with landowners, trade unions and city halls, so that it would be transparent and fair. In the area of the Monte Claro HPP, Ceran purchased 75 properties and relocated six families. In order to build the Castro Alves HPP, 166 properties were purchased, with no need to relocate any families. For the 14 de Julho HPP, 458 properties were purchased and 34 families were relocate. The resettlement process is monitored during the stages prior to the change, afterwards and throughout the adaptation process to the new location, comprising at least two years.

    • Salvage of Historical, Cultural, Archeological and Landscape Heritage

      The development of this program resulted in the documentary “Travessias: Memórias do Rio das Antas” (Crossings - Memories of the Antas River), a photographic collection and documentation of interviews carried out in the cities in the Ceran Complex's area of influence.

    • Salvage, Rescue and Monitoring of Fauna

      Identify and monitor the terrestrial vertebrate species in the stages of the Power Plants implementation and operation, in addition to rescuing fauna during the stages of deforestation and reservoir flooding (relocation of rescued fauna by boat), identifying environments for release and guidance for their displacement. After flooding the reservoirs, a comparison will be established between the two stages.

    • Salvage, Rescue and Monitoring of Flora

      The program includes monitoring deforestation of the construction sites and reservoirs, carrying out the rescue of epiphytes and endemic species and transplant of species that may not be cut down; monitoring of forest hillsides alongside the reservoirs and rock outcrops; collection of forest seeds in the region of the Complex; gathering of material for scientific collections and the implementation of a seed collection and sapling production area.

    • Monitoring and Recovery of Ichthyofauna

      The program is carried out in the Power Plants by way of monitoring and recovery when equipment shutdowns occur for corrective and preventive maintenance.

  • Physical Measure Programs
    • Support for Cities in the Control of Water Pollution in the Antas River and its Primary Tributaries

    • Characterization and monitoring the stability of bordering hill sides

    • Mineral investigation

    • Water quality and limnology monitoring

    • Monitoring of subterranean water supplies

    • Monitoring of climatic conditions

    • Hydro sedimentological monitoring

    • Seismographic monitoring

    • Water quality and limnology monitoring

  • Biotic Measure Programs
    • Reservoir Cleaning

    • Monitoring and Rescue of the fish population

    • Salvage, Rescue and Monitoring of Fauna

    • Salvage, Rescue and Monitoring of Flora

    • Control the proliferation of Macrophytes

    • Reforestation

  • Antropic Biotic Measure Programs
    • Monitoring of the affected population

    • Infrastructure Resizing and Relocation

    • Salvage of Historical, Cultural, Archeological and Landscape Heritage

    • Support for Cities

    • Monitoring of Public Health

    • Reduction in Loss and Combat the Waste of Energy

    • Environmental Education

    • Social Communication

    • Reservoir Management

    • Environmental Management

    • Support to Migrant Populations

    • Population Rearrangement

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