Enel Generación Perú’s Environmental Management System (EMS) is a tool that allows us to fulfil the commitments established in the Integrated Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Policy of the organisation. This management system complies with the specifications contained in the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
At Enel Generación Perú, we identify and monitor the environmental impacts that may arise from our operations, and take actions to reduce and mitigate its effects in accordance with current Peruvian laws and international standards. Monitoring’s main aspects are the particular matter in the atmosphere on the large fields of the solar and wind power plants, noise monitoring in all renewable power plants, water quality monitoring in hydraulic power plants, and the final disposal of industrial waste.
Enel Generación Perú’s environmental activities are governed by legal requirements applicable to the electricity subsector and the environmental commitments established in the different Environmental Management Tools; these requirements are considered in the diverse operational control systems implemented in the different power plants and their compliance is evidenced in the Annual Report on the Compliance of the Environmental Protection Regulation for Electrical Activities, which is submitted to MINEM and audited by OEFA.
The main requirements to be fulfilled are:
- Monthly monitoring and quarterly report on the turbinated water.
- Environmental noise monitoring.
- Solid waste management and monthly information on the final disposal and/or treatment of hazardous waste.
- Annual air quality monitoring in solar and wind power plants.
- Environmental audits for the period.
Emission of gases
Renewable energy power plants do not emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. As part of our commitment to clean energy, our solar and wind power plants are carbon neutral.
Environmental quality standards for noise
The environmental noise monitoring is performed in renewable power plants complying with protocols established in Peruvian laws and using the current environmental quality standards for noise as reference; the results show that our operation does not have a significant impact on the population.
At Enel Generación Perú, we classify the waste generated by our operations, including plastic, glass, paper and carboard waste that are non-hazardous waste; additionally, we conduct treatment processes before the final disposal of hazardous waste such as industrial and domestic heating oils. Recyclable waste is commercialised according to what is established in Peruvian laws. We count on an Operating Procedure for Waste Management that lays down our corporate guidelines