Biogas power generation project

The Aneel 14/2012 Strategic R&D project aims to develop technologies for generating energy from biogas from swine manure. This initiative is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 7, which aims to ensure reliable, sustainable, modern and affordable access to energy for all.

The works have progressed so that the expectation is to complete them by the end of the year 2020, putting the mini thermoelectric power generation plant into operation. With an installed capacity of 480 kVA, the facility is supplied by biogas produced by 10 swine farms in the Linha Santa Fé Baixa community, in Itapiranga (SC).

Communities safety

All of our plants have an Emergency Situation Assistance Program, which establish responsibilities, measures and effective actions to be taken during contingencies such as natural disasters

We also have a Transmission Line Emergency Response Plan, which stipulates actions to be taken to reestablish transmission lines in the shortest possible time. The transformers and other equipment have an emergency plan monitored through the Medical Records and Contingency Plans, allowing the continuity of electricity supply. The Substations have the Emergency Situation Assistance Plan (Pase), also contributing to the security of the facilities.

Social and cultural initiatives

Casa Aberta (Open House) Project

Created with the aim of disseminating information on social, environmental and economic issues to children and adolescents, the Casa Aberta Program reached 29 years of activity. In August, school visits to Eletrosul’s Headquarters in Florianópolis and the facilities in São José (SC) resumed. The itinerant edition of the program was held in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira (PR), where the Governador Jayme Canet Júnior Hydroelectric Plant is located.

Inauguration of the Estação do Mar Museum

With an exhibition of rare marine species, some of them threatened with extinction, and paleontological, archaeological and historical pieces, the Estação do Mar Museum (Mema) was inaugurated on October 25, in Florianópolis (SC), with support from Eletrosul. The purpose of the space is to encourage education, culture and tourism in the capital of Santa Catarina, in addition to demonstrating marine biodiversity and the importance of environmental care to preserve species.

Hoje é Dia de Jazz, Bebê! (Today is jazz day, baby!)

On December 1, the last 2019 edition of “Today is Jazz Day, Baby!” Took place in Eletrosul’s courtyard, in Florianópolis (SC). On stage, several Brazilian rhythms and jazz improvisation. On the lawn, storytelling and art workshops. The editions of the free and open to the public event – with support from Eletrosul – brought together thousands of participants through the Municipal Law for Cultural Incentive.

Children Cinema Enxhibition

Considered as the main window of childhood audiovisual in Brazil, the Children’s Cinema Exhibition in Florianópolis (SC) has reached adulthood: 18 years. From June 29 to July 6, the program brought together more than 50 national and international productions with free exhibition for children and adults, in addition to workshops, special sessions and shows. For the 16th time, Eletrosul supported the project through the Municipal Culture Incentive Law.

Music in Schools Project

The Music in Schools Project, which takes instrumental presentations to public schools in Santa Catarina, started a new phase in June with the support of Eletrosul, through the Cultural Incentive Law. In 2019, the social and cultural project promoted about 70 free performances by the state, 12 of which were in Florianópolis.

Floripa Jazz Festival

From May 13 to 19, the capital of Santa Catarina hosted the Floripa Jazz Festival 2019, an event that brought together several attractions in various parts of the city, with much of the free program. The initiative was sponsored by Eletrosul, through the Culture Incentive Law.

Regional Casa da Memória Museum

On May 9, the Regional Museum named Casa da Memória, in Roque Gonzales (RS), was officially inaugurated and opened to the public. The property, restored with resources from Eletrosul, is located in the Permanent Preservation Area of the artificial reservoir of the Passo São João Hydroelectric Plant.

(A)Gentes do Riso (Laughter Agents)

With the sponsorship of Eletrosul, the social project entitled (A) Gentes do Riso once again brought doses of good humor, joy, poetry, music and dance to more than 100 patients admitted to the Joana de Gusmão Children’s Hospital, in Florianópolis (SC). After 11 months of interruption, the project resumed activities in May 2019 through the support of Eletrosul, via the Culture Incentive Law.

Visitation Center of the Cerro Chato Wind Complex

The Federal Sul-Rio-Grandense Institute (IFSul) has made the partnership that provides for the full operation of the Visitation Center of the Cerro Chato Wind Complex official, which was built by Eletrosul in an area of 30 thousand square meters in Sant’Ana do Livramento (RS). The purpose of the partnership, signed in April, is for the building to be used for practical classes and partnerships in extension activities.

Rights of indigenous and traditional peoples

The interface with indigenous communities and traditional peoples is made by the Department of Environmental and Land Management (DEA), responsible for the environmental licensing processes of the projects in accordance with current legislation. During construction, we avoid proximity or interference in these areas, but, if this is not possible, we carry out studies to identify impacts and mitigate proposals in line with the guidelines established by the National Foundation for Indigenous People (Funai).

For the ventures in operation that were implemented prior to the mandatory environmental licensing, the requirements of the environmental licensing agency and Funai are complied with in the environmental regularization processes. On these occasions, we also carried out studies to identify impacts to adopt not only mitigating measures, but also compensatory ones.

Child labour, forced and slave-like work

As per the Code of Ethical Conduct and Integrity, child labor, the abuse and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, and forced or degrading labor must not be admitted in their own activities, in the activities of partners and in the production chain of Eletrobras companies. Our business contracts have a clause by which the contractors declare to know and are committed to respect, comply and enforce this Code, among other relevant documents.

Our guidelines for combating degrading work practices are set out in the Social Responsibility Policy.