PCH Eletro César hydropower plant generates clean energy from a renewable source and contributes to the sustainable development of Brazil. It supplies energy to the area in a more sustainable way, substituting a large part of the energy traditionally produced by diesel generators. Likewise, PCH Eletro César improves the quality of the local energy by reducing the need for energy transportation over hundreds of kilometres in remote places, avoiding higher costs from losses in energy, and enabling more efficient distribution in the region.
Rondônia is a young state, becoming a state in 1982. It is one of the westernmost states in Brazil, located in the central-western part of the country, and named after the explorer Cândido Rondon, known for his explorations of the Western Amazon basin and lifelong support of indigenous Brazilians. The state is located in the heart of South America, with much of it covered by rainforest. However, although Rondônia was once home to over 200,000 square kilometres of the Amazon rainforest, it has now become one of the most deforested areas in the Amazon, and therefore in need of sustainable solutions. This may largely be attributed to the Amazon rubber boom, which saw the extraction and commercialization of rubber from the Amazon basin and wreaked havoc on local indigenous cultures, societies, and environments. While Rondônia is now big in the livestock and general agriculture industry, it is especially known for its large production of coffee, beans, cocoa, maize and soybeans. Nonetheless, rubber is still extracted, as well as timber and raw materials from mining.