Minas Gerais

CPFL Renováveis invests R$ 5 million in infrastructure in Gonzaga

Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 15:36
The town has about 5,5,00 residents The town has about 5,5,00 residents

CPFL Renováveis invested over R$ 5 million in socioenvironmental associations in the last four years in Gonzaga, MG, about 300 kilometers from the state capital city Belo Horizonte. In collaboration with the town’s municipal government, small hydro plants were installed at Barra da Paciência (23 MW) and Corrente Grande (14 MW). The company also conducted actions beyond the official schedule, developed to meet the needs identified along the way.

The collaboration also allowed building and equipping the Basic Health Post of Conceição do Brejaúba and a Police Station. It also allowed hiring a social worker for the community, donating a car and a van to the Municipal Departments of Social Service and Education, implementing a water supply network to 50 families, and building the community center Nova Figueiredo, with a pilot school, a church, a football fields, kiosks, and a sports and recreation area.
“We developed a relationship of trust and transparency with authorities and the community. Thus we managed to provide more than we thought we could. But the most surprising result was the acknowledgment of residents – this significantly helped complete all projects”, says Miguel Saad, president of CPFL Renováveis.
The company also built road accesses to Palmital Creek and worked on improvements in municipal roads, donating 10.5 hectares to settle low-income families, and art pieces for the Cachoeira do Rosalvo Square. The company also conducted training sessions and sponsored events in the town.
Camargo Corrêa Group is a major shareholder among the controlling partners of CPFL Energia.