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Enel says it restored power to 70% of customers after second blackout in SP

Enel reported, this Thursday morning (16), that it had restored electricity to 70% of customers who were affected by the strong storm that hit São Paulo last night (15).

After a sunny afternoon in the capital of São Paulo, with temperatures reaching around 36°C, the city was surprised by heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 55 km/h, which caused power outages in some locations.

Enel explains that the storm hit part of the distributor’s concession area, which led to the blackout. The most affected regions were the north and west of the capital. In a note, Enel informs that it continues to reinforce teams in the field to normalize the service for all impacted customers.

Twelve days before this Wednesday’s storm (15), more than two million people were left in the dark in São Paulo after a strong storm that hit the city on Friday (3). During the first power outage, electricity was restored to 99.9% of customers just six days after the incident.

On Wednesday night (15), the neighborhoods most affected by the storm were: Vila Medeiros, Parque São Domingos, Santana, Barra Funda, Tucuruvi, Pirituba, Morumbi, Ipiranga and Jaguaré, and the municipalities of Osasco and Cotia.

The company did not disclose how many properties were left without power as a result of this latest rain nor how many are still in the dark. A CNN contacted Enel and is awaiting feedback from the distributor regarding these numbers.

Source: CNN Brasil

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