Enel: Excessive stress due to informal installation of telecommunication cables caused electric pole to fall in Ancón

Published on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

  • The concrete structure was removed and replaced by technical crew of Enel to prevent injuries and material damage.
  • We urge telecommunication companies to apply for the necessary permits before conducting any installation.


Lima, July 04th, 2018. - With regards to the fall of a public lighting pole at Las Colinas avenue in the district of Ancón, Enel Distribución informs that the incident was caused by the excessive mechanical stress caused by the unauthorized installation of cables by telecommunication companies.

“The affected pole had overhead telecommunication cables installed on both sides of the structure, which exceeded the maximum permissible stress and made it collapse and fall. Fortunately, nobody was injured; however, it was observed that such cables had not been authorized by Enel,” said engineer Julio Antúnez, representative of Infrastructure and Networks in Enel Distribución.

We therefore call upon all telecommunication companies that need to use an electric pole of Enel as a point of support for their networks to coordinate previously and apply for the corresponding authorization in order to avoid accidents that may compromise the wellbeing of users.

On the other hand, Enel will gradually remove all telecommunication cables that were informally installed in the electric poles within our concession area. Finally, we reiterate our firm commitment to provide a better service for the benefit of all our customers.

Enel Distribución Perú holds concessions for public electricity service in the northern part of Metropolitan Lima, the Constitutional Province of Callao, as well as the provinces of Huaura, Huaral, Barranca and Oyón. It provides electricity service to 1.4 million customers. The company is part of Enel Group, global leader in the energy sector.

Enel S.p.A. provides for the dissemination to the public of regulated information by using SDIR NIS, managed by BIt Market Services, a London Stock Exchange Group's company, with registered office at Milan, Piazza degli Affari, 6. For the storage of regulated information made available to the public, Enel S.p.A. has adhered, as from July 1st, 2015 to the authorized mechanism denominated “NIS-Storage”, available at the address www.emarketstorage.com, managed by the above mentioned BIt Market Services S.p.A. and authorized by CONSOB with the resolution No. 19067 of November 19th, 2014. From May 19th 2014 to June 30th 2015 Enel S.p.A. used the authorized mechanism for the storage of regulated information denominated “1Info”, available at the address www.1info.it, managed by Computershare S.p.A. with registered office in Milan and authorized by CONSOB with resolution No. 18852 of April 9th, 2014