Enel and PNP dismantle clandestine electrical connection at rubber factory in Puente Piedra

Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2021

  • The factory was a threat to the safety of the residents of the area.
  • The factory has an unpaid debt of S / 140,000 and installed a clandestine connection for the sixth time.


Lima, May 18, 2021. Enel Distribución Perú and the Peruvian National Police (PNP) intervened a rubber factory in Puente Piedra to dismantle a clandestine electrical connection installed on the overhead main cable and used to power industrial operations, threatening the safety of local residents. It should also be noted that the factory had already been intervened 5 times before and maintains an outstanding debt of S / 140,000.

In this new intervention, Enel Distribución Perú detected that this rubber factory stole approximately 8,330 kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is equivalent to the consumption of 41 families, affecting the quality and continuity of the service they receive, since the networks were overloaded. The stolen energy is equivalent to S / 4,800 soles, which is added to the S / 140,000 unpaid.

Regarding this intervention, Karen Manrique, representative of Enel Distribución Perú, said that it is essential to carry out these operations to eradicate clandestine service connections, which not only overload the electricity grid, but also represent a risk of latent fire or electrical accidents to neighbors of the area.

The Enel representative urged the population to report any similar case by calling Fonocliente at 517-1717, in order to eradicate this type of risk in their neighborhoods. In addition, she pointed out that Enel has a mobile app that provides all the digital solutions that its customers need, such as: paying your bill, reporting breakdowns in your home or neighborhood and in public lighting, accessing a pre-payment agreement (when available), and check your receipts at any time to learn more about your consumption.

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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