The plant is located in the City of Sao Desiderio (state of Bahia).

In order to approve the project, the BNDES has requested that Bahia PCH I implement an integrated management system to manage the investments. That is, to take into account work safety, occupational health, environment and quality when carrying out construction works. With regards to environmental management, the system also promotes the collection of data on the status of the riparian forest and investments to reforest the reservoir shores (which may grant carbon credits).

The program also encourages social efforts and investments, particularly those regarding the potential impact that temporary jobs have on the region, the offer of urban and social infrastructure, and the generation of job and income opportunities for the local population.