- The operations were carried out in plastic and rubber factories, which maintained clandestine electrical connections that threatened residents' safety.
- Over 3,500 families could have benefited from the energy stolen by both properties, which amounts to S/ 145,000.
- As a consequence of these clandestine connections, six other clients had their service quality affected.
Lima, September 30th, 2020.- Enel Distribución Perú and the Peruvian National Police (PNP) ran joint operations in two factories located in the Puente Piedra district to dismantle clandestine electrical connections, which both properties used to operate industrial equipment, thus threatening the safety of the residents.
In the first case, Enel Distribución Perú detected that a rubber factory, located in the Fundo Chacarilla urbanization, stole approximately 192 thousand kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is equivalent to the consumption of 2,000 families. The stolen energy is valued at S/ 100,000. As a consequence of this clandestine connection, the parent cable that provides energy to the area was seriously damaged, which has caused another six clients to have their service interrupted.
On the other hand, in the area of La Ensenada in Puente Piedra, Enel detected that a plastics factory stole approximately 140 thousand kilowatt-hours of electricity, an amount equivalent to the consumption of over 1500 families. This also affected the quality and continuity of the service that the area locals received, as the networks were overloaded. The stolen energy was valued at S/ 45,000.
Regarding both interventions, Karen Manrique, representative of Enel Distribución Perú, said that it is essential to carry out these operations to eradicate clandestine electrical connections, which overload the electricity grid and represent a latent fire risk for citizens. The representative urged the population to report any similar case by calling the Fonocliente at 517-1717 to eradicate this type of risk in their neighborhoods.
Enel Distribución Perú is an electrical company of the Enel Group, an Italian firm present in over 34 countries. It has 1.4 million clients in Northern Lima, Central Lima, and the Near North Coast of Lima.
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