Enel Green Power Cachoeira Dourada S.A. (EGP Cachoeira Dourada) is located in the town of Cachoeira Dourada in Goiás. It is a privately held company that acts in the research, projections, construction, installation, operation and use of electric energy generation plants, as well as in the trading of energy.
Built in the 1950s to generate the energy needed for the building of Brasília, EGP Cachoeira Dourada has been controlled by Enel Group since 1997. Its generating capacity in 2016 was 658 MW and its availability, 90.34%.
Enel Group buys and sells conventional and incentivised energy in the Free Market (Mercado Livre) in several Brazilian states. The company has trading contracts with companies in the most diverse segments: chemical, food, auto, paper and cellulose industries; shopping centres; hospitals, among others.
The preservation of biodiversity is a strategic goal for Enel Group’s environmental policy, so in 2016 EGP Cachoeira Dourada started offering resources for the development of actions and programmes in the conservation and sustainable integration of its businesses.
As well as promoting initiatives for local communities, the hydroelectric generator treated and reused 100% of the lubricants used in its operation, around 6 tonnes, avoiding greater environmental impact.
It is worth highlighting that EGP Cachoeira Dourada’s operations are not within zones of hydric stress. The National Water Agency (Agência Nacional de Águas – ANA) maintains studies on the physical security of the country’s hydroelectric plants, which includes the usage of hydric resources.