Enel and PNP detect energy theft in plastic factory in Comas

Published on Friday, 6 March 2020

  • The stolen energy could have benefited more than 3,000 families in the area.


Lima, March 5th, 2020. – Today, Enel Distribución Perú and the Peruvian National Police (PNP) carried out a new joint intervention in the Tambo Río area, in the district of Comas, to dismantle the power supply system of a plastics factory that stole electricity via remote manipulation of their electrical measurement equipment.

The intervened factory, which consumed medium voltage power (ten thousand volts), stole energy that could have benefited more than 3 thousand families. This was an extremely complicated case that had to be reviewed for months to determine that a violation of the meter had taken place. "As in other joint operations carried out with the police, we have demanded the immediate arrest of those responsible because cases like this pose a safety threat to people and because energy theft is a criminal offense," emphasized Karen Manrique, representative of Enel Distribución Perú.

This operation was carefully planned with the help of the PNP, taking into account the conditions and high-risk location. Months ago, in December 2019, the same area was intervened, and seven clandestine connections at the perimeter of the same plastics factory that was intervened today were effectively dismantled. All these connections threatened the safety of the neighbors.

The representative of Enel urged the population to report any similar cases by calling our toll-free Fonocliente number at 517-1717, so we can eradicate these types of risks in their neighborhoods.

Enel Distribución Perú is an electrical company of the Enel Group, an Italian firm with presence in over 34 countries. It has 1.4 million customers in Northern Lima, Central Lima and the Near North Coast of Lima.




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