Atmospheric emissions

environmental dimension

Monitor and minimize

Reducing emissions to the environment is a public pledge and a common practice in all EDP activities.

Atmospheric emissions

The main environmental impacts resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels in thermoelectric power plants consists of atmospheric emissions. EDP has been investing in monitoring and minimizing such impacts, in particular through desulphuration and denitrification processes in coal thermoelectric plants.

Gaseous effluents produced by EDP facilities are controlled by permanently monitoring and regularly measuring minority pollutants such as heavy metals and volatile organic compounds.

Currently, the coal thermoelectric plants within theIberian Peninsula have SO2 and NOx emission reduction systems.