PDC Scaffolding has partnered with Carbon Neutral Britain to offset its total carbon emissions through internationally certified carbon offsetting projects, which have been selected based on their direct and indirect impact around the world.

Maracanã is a run of river small hydropower plant with an installed capacity of 10.656 MW, located in Nova Marilândia, Brazil. It reduces an average of 17,183 tCO2 per year. The project activity has several social and environmental programs like providing historical data over soil and water quality of its area of influence.

The Project is a run of river Small Hydropower Plant (SHP) with installed capacity of 10.656 MW. It can generate an average of 61,583 MWh per year, considering two Francis turbines, with horizontal axis, and two generator units. The project is connected to the Brazilian National Interconnected System.

Environmental Sustainability

The primary objective of the proposed project is to help meet Brazil’s rising demand for energy due to its economic growth and to improve the supply of electricity, while contributing to the environmental, social (job creation in the construction phase, and infrastructure enhancements in surrounding municipalities) and economic sustainability by increasing renewable energy’s share on the Brazilian electricity consumption. The Project activity improves the supply of electricity with clean, renewable hydroelectric power while contributing to the regional/local economic development. This renewable and cleaner source of electricity will also have an important contribution to environmental sustainability by reducing carbon dioxide emissions that would occur otherwise in the absence of the project. The project activity reduces emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by avoiding electricity generation by fossil fuel plants connected to grid.

Economic Development

The project will contribute to improve the local economy conditions due to the use of renewable electricity, which reduces our dependence on fossil fuels, thus reducing the amount of pollution and the associated social costs related to it. It also contributes towards better working conditions and increases employment direct and indirect opportunities in the area where the project is located. The project provides 300 jobs in the region.

Social Development

Employment opportunities will increase in the area where the project is located, for construction as well as ongoing operation and maintenance of the plants. It will contribute to better working conditions and consequently will increase the revenue distribution and electricity purchasing of local population. It will also create new economic opportunities for the region, improving the electricity supplying conditions and the financial resources of the public administration of the city.


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