Enel Argentina launched an initiative to promote knowledge and care for biodiversity at Hidroeléctrica El Chocón

Published on Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Enel Argentina installed a series of explanatory posters in viewpoints near the El Chocón and Arroyito hydroelectric plants, in order to promote awareness about the care of the local flora and fauna. The proposal is part of Enel's global program "Sustainable Plant", which seeks to generate a positive impact in the communities where the different generation plants operate.

The project is a joint work of the Environment and Sustainability areas, to reinforce the care of the different regions where the company operates. “Many people visit El Chocón, not only from the area but also tourists from all over the world. For this reason, we thought it was a good idea to take advantage of the viewpoints and graphically explain what each species contributes to this chain of the life cycle”, explains Nadina Martín, one of those responsible for the project. “Each poster has a QR code that when scanned provides more information to the visitor. This is how we comply with the spirit of this great global project, which is to reach out to the communities and contribute our grain of sand”, he adds.

The initiative, in which biologists, designers and specialists from the Sustainability area participated, is one of many that Enel develops around the world to care for and protect the environment and its communities.

Enel Generación El Chocón is a company that produces electricity by taking advantage of the falls formed by the El Chocón and Arroyito works over the Limay River. It has an average annual generation capacity of 3,600 GWh, which is equivalent to approximately 5% of the generation of the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI). Located in Patagonia Argentina, between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, it is 80 km upstream from its confluence with the Neuquén River. Its enormous technical capacity, added to the fabulous landscape, make this hydroelectric plant a space of great potential.