- The stolen energy could have benefited more than 5000 residents in the area.
Lima, October 17th, 2019. – Today, Enel Distribución Perú and the Peruvian National Police (PNP) carried out a joint intervention at the Qatuna hypermarket, located at the Tungasuca urbanization in the district of Carabayllo, to dismantle a clandestine underground electrical connection that threatened the safety of the population.
In this case, the property did have a formal energy supply. However, an additional clandestine connection used to supply part of the market's energy demand was detected.
“As in other operations carried out with the police, we will demand the immediate arrest of those responsible, as clandestine connections are a threat to the people. We call on the population to report any similar case by calling our toll-free Phone Client at 517-1717”, said Karen Manrique, representative of Enel Distribution Peru.
The energy theft had put merchants, neighbors and the general public at constant risk of fire or electrical accidents. It also had a negative effect on the electrical service in the area, as it consumed energy that could benefited more than 5000 families. Additionally, this theft affected the quality and continuity of the service received by customers in the area since the networks were overloaded.
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