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Eletrosul holding a campaign against fires

Alert the public about the risks of fires near the transmission lines and substations. That is the goal the Annual Campaign Fires promoted by Eletrosul and follows until November. Performed by technicians of the company during inspection of towers and lines in all actions of states, the awareness campaign consists of home visits and distribution of educational material.

This year the theme of the campaign is “Who scratches a match, puts everything at risk”, highlighting how this indiscriminate practice can have devastating consequences. Started in July, the action is carried out with the communities surrounding projects in the states of Santa Catarina, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul and Mato Grosso do Sul, during longer period of drought in the regions. "In addition to representing major risk to human health and the environment, fires can leave entire cities in the dark, It is one of the causes of unplanned interruption in power supply ", Nicodem says Erni, manager of the Division of Engineering and Transmission Line Maintenance of Eletrosul.

In all, 5000 information kits will be delivered, containing environmentally friendly tote bag, mug, cap, calendar, folders and booklets on environment, aimed at children and youth. The action will also be aired on radio municipalities through which the transmission lines of 525 kV, linking the western Paraná in the south-center of Rio Grande do Sul, through the Midwest of Santa Catarina. In this section, localities that already have shutdown history lines caused by fires selected.

Perform burned close to the transmission lines is a federal crime provided for in Decree 2661, July 1998, prohibiting firing a range of 15 meters from the safe limits of power transmission lines and 100 meters around substations. The heat generated by burning, in addition to short-circuit, resulting in shutdowns, can damage metal conductors and cables structures, causing interruptions in power supply and high cost of rebuilding.

People can get in touch and ask questions about prevention of fires through the toll free number 0800 48 8048 or the the site Eletrosul.

Check out the booklet "Energy Environment" (in Portuguese)

 

Media and Marketing Office

Press officer: Anahi Gurgel: (48) 3231-7397 | (11) 9 6914-6676 | anahi.gurgel@eletrosul.gov.br

Coordinator: Jonatas Andrade: (48) 3231-7917 | (11) 7705-1657 | jonatas.silva@eletrosul.gov.br

Manager: Sandra Peres: (48) 3231-7934 | (48) 9983-1831| speres@eletrosul.gov.br

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