The mayor of São Paulo, Ricardo Nunes (MDB), said in an agenda this Thursday (16), that he asked the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) to cancel the concession contract with Enel. The request, according to the mayor, took place last Monday (13), during a meeting with the agency’s directors, mayors of cities served by Enel and governor Tarcísio de Freitas. “Enel is no longer able to remain here in São Paulo. It is unacceptable to have a company like this, which does not have a shred of respect for the population and left people without power for almost a week.”
The capital of São Paulo experienced power outages again this Wednesday (15) after storms and gusts of wind. Previously, at the beginning of this month, almost 2.1 million people were left without electricity across the state of São Paulo, for the same reason. On November 9, the City of São Paulo filed a lawsuit forcing Enel to take urgent measures to restore the energy distribution service and present a contingency plan and a preventive schedule for the next rainy period. The court ruled in favor of the City Hall the following day. “The problem with Enel is serious, it is not just due to the lack of response to the advent of gusts of wind and rain, it is already a problem that the city hall has been discussing for a long time, they need to improve a lot. The City Hall went to court, we notified Procon and I notified the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel)”, added Nunes.
In a note, Aneel reported that it had initiated an inspection process at Enel, together with ARSESP and has given top priority to the issue. “ANEEL intends to have the first results in 30 days and in this process various dimensions of the problem will be analyzed, such as: the preparation of distributors for critical events, performance in preventing their effects, the capacity to restore, adequacy, preparation and quantity of teams used in the restoration, execution of the contingency plan, dialogue with other institutions involved in the restoration process, among others. In this process, responsibilities will be determined and appropriate sanctions will be applied.”
CNN contacted Enel and is awaiting a response.
Source: CNN Brasil
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