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Fine against Enel could reach R$370 million, according to Aneel president

A possible fine against Enel could reach R$370 million, according to the president of the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel), Samuel Feitosa.

The Agency initiated an administrative procedure regarding the lack of energy in São Paulo, as a result of the storm that hit the region last Friday (3). According to Feitosa, the maximum value of the penalty can reach a maximum of 2% of the company’s revenue.

Applying the fine, however, can take between 90 and 120 days (three to four months).

The inspection can take around a month. After that, the company has 45 days to respond. There is no defined time limit for the superintendence to issue the infraction notice after that, and the company has another period to defend itself.

“Efforts are focused on reestablishing the service. Accountability comes at a second stage, with due investigation”, said Feitosa.

Around 11 thousand customers remained without electricity in the state of São Paulo this Wednesday (8), five days after the storm that damaged transmission lines. According to the president of Enel, Max Xavier Lins, the situation should be regularized for everyone by the end of the day this Wednesday.

The president of Aneel highlighted that he is demanding the recovery of the service, collecting data and investigations about the power outage and stated that he will investigate the responsibilities.

The Minister of Mines and Energy, Alexandre Silveira, also demanded a rigorous investigation into Enel from Aneel.

Source: CNN Brasil

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