Environmental monitoring

FURNAS maintains programs to monitor physical variables so it can control interference resulting from the company's activities.

Climate monitoring

Assesses reservoirs’ interference with the microclimate in surrounding regions. This carried out at stations equipped with thermal, air humidity, solar radiation, rainfall, speed and wind direction measuring tools.

This is crucial for designing transmission lines, especially the structures that support transmission cables.

Erosive process monitoring

Erosive processes occur along the banks of hydroelectric dam reservoirs, at the base of line support towers and, on occasion, in areas where thermoelectric plants and substations are located.

Hydrological monitoring

The company also has a network of 160 rain meters and meteorological stations installed in its operational areas.