Enel and PNP dismantle clandestine electrical connection from plastics factory in Puente Piedra

Published on Thursday, 8 July 2021

  • It is estimated that 800 families could have benefited from the stolen energy, which amounts to S / 50,000.00.
  • The facility had already been intervened on previous occasions for the same crime.


Lima, July 6, 2021. Enel Distribución and the Peruvian National Police (PNP) intervened a plastics factory in Puente Piedra to dismantle a clandestine electrical connection to the overhead main cable. The factory used this connection to operate industrially, threatening the safety of local residents.

Enel Distribución Perú detected that this factory stole approximately 80,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is equivalent to the consumption of 800 families, affecting the quality and continuity of the service they receive, since the networks were overloaded. The stolen energy is equivalent to S / 50,000.00.

Regarding this intervention, Karen Manrique, representative of Enel Distribución Perú, said that this is not the first time that theft has been detected on this property—this same factory had already been intervened for the same crime on previous occasions. The representative points out that it is extremely important to carry out these operations to eliminate clandestine service connections that not only overload the electrical network, but also represent a risk of latent fire or electrical accidents to the residents of the area.

The Enel representative urged the population to report any similar case through the Fonocliente at 517-1717, in order to eradicate this type of risk in their neighborhoods.

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