Santo Antônio Energia is developing a series of programs to deal adequately with the interference caused by the construction of the plant and put into practice its commitment to conserve and protect the local and regional environment. These are described in the Basic Environmental Project (PBA), a document based on six years of studies at an estimated cost of R$ 150 million. The process began in 2001 during the surveys on the construction of the plants on the River Madeira (Santo Antônio and Jirau).
Specialists carried out a number of studies to define the results of the projects from 2003 to 2005. This work led to the Environmental Impact Study (EIA) which was supplemented by further studies in the following years. This effort resulted in the Basic Environmental Plan of the Santo Antônio HEP in 2008 which was approved by Ibama on August 18 of that year when the Installation License was granted.
This was the fruit of a joint work with different local and regional institutions: Federal University of Rondônia (Unir), National Institute of Amazon Research (Inpa), geological Service of Brazil (CPRM), Emílio Goeldi Paraense Museum (MPEG), Institute of Tropical Pathology Research (Ipeatro) and the non-governmental organization CPPT-Cuniã.
Learn more about the environmental programs laid down in the Basic Environmental project.
Monitoring and accompaniment programs
Preservation and conservation programs
Programs to reduce the impacts