Enel and Peru’s National Police disable clandestine connections that threatened public safety

Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2019

  • Both entities carried out an operation against a concrete pole factory that stole electricity at Puente Piedra


Lima, August 28th, 2019. – In order to uphold public safety, Enel Distribución Peru made an intervention this morning along with the National Police on a concrete pole factory in Puente Piedra. The operation resulted in the disassembly of the underground electrical connections that this factory maintained illegally and without any regard for security measures, thus threatening the well-being of the community.

The energy theft achieved through these clandestine connections severely endangered the nearby residents, who at the time were exposed to fires or electrical accidents that could occur at any time. Moreover, the factory stored work materials on its facade in order to conceal its clandestine connections, which represented a menace to passersby.

“As in other operations carried out hand in hand with the Police, we will demand the immediate detention of those responsible. We need to eradicate these clandestine connections that pose a threat to people and the environment. We will continue with our work in the coming months and we call on the population to report such cases by calling our toll-free Phone Client at 517-1717”, said engineer Karen Manrique, representative of Enel Distribución Peru.

It is also worth mentioning that this energy theft had a negative impact on the electrical service in the area, due to the fact that this pole factory consumed an amount of energy that could have benefit 1,800 families. Similarly, it affected the quality and continuity of the service received by customers in the area, since the local networks were overloaded.

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