At the blueprint
stage of the Project careful design emphasized the need to con-
serve the environment. For this reason, steps
were taken to minimize voltage
and interfering emissions, namely a low-level electric field above
all of the rout-
ing and substations. Physical construction was made in accordance
with the ter-
rain's natural runoff. Furthermore, reclamation
work was done so that the dis-
turbed land was restored to Project pre-commencement levels.
Since the area
has a high isoceraunic level, impedance grounding
were provided to prevent direct stroke occurrences
and ensure that thunder-
storm damage to the area's pristine landscape is minimized.
during the construction stage of the Project, in order
to minimize the
environment impact of the corridor, YACYLEC
have performed the following
of ecological beacons on the guard wire,
for protection of the
hunting' and 'no tree pruning' signals on every tower:
addition to the above, and on behalf of
the ecological reserve, signals
installed on every tower, warning
tourist or other people passing
the area about the prohibition of hunting and tree pruning.
aspects are also taken into account on the Right-of-Way
nance. The clearing of this area consists basically
in the removal of vegetation.
Previously, the area and type of soil are analyzed, considering
tics of the vegetation and the most advisable
way of remove It producing the
lesser impact on the surrounding soil. In particular, must
be observed the dimi-
nution of the erosion damages and the degradation of the vegetal
species on the
area. The same methodology is applicable in
the maintenance of the Right-of-
Way's access paths.
labors such as park maintenance and forestation are done in the
ing area, parking lot and perimetrical fence
of the substation, as well as the
seeding of plants to embellish the building's zone.
On October, 2002,
YACYLEC got the certification of its installations
14001 Standards, which corresponds to the Environmental
The steps to get the certification were taken by the company BVQI.
YACYLEC is fully conscious about the importance of informing the
personnel over the advantages derived from the strict
fulfillment of the standards included in
the Environmental Action Plan. Accordingly, the company
hires related courses,
giving each employee a manual with obligatory reading.
maintenance, the company makes a complete control
stances of environmental impact, carrying out controls on oils
in substations and storage lots, as well as treatment
and prevention of spills. Also,
made on batteries, SF6, and fuels.