Enel Distribución implements contingency plan for the commemoration of the “day of the young combatant”

Published on Saturday, 28 March 2020

  • In places where risks of aggression and/or agglomeration Enel Distribución will not carry out repair work until conditions are re-established guaranteeing the safety of its collaborators


Santiago, March 28, 2020 - In order to promptly address any shortcomings that may affect the electrical distribution system in its concession zone, Enel Distribución implemented a contingency plan to deal with any unforeseen emergencies caused by vandalism that may occur in the framework of the "Day of the Young Combatant" commemoration.

The contingency plan that began to operate preventively today, Saturday, March 28, and which will run until Monday, March 30, includes a series of measures such as permanent monitoring of electrical power lines in most at risk areas, increasing on ground emergency response teams, and implementing exceptional security actions to maintain continuity of supply for customers.

In the event of service interruptions, individuals should not interfere with the electrical power network, nor attempt to restore power by their own means, in order to avoid any risk of electrocution.

Due to restrictions in movement resulting from possible acts of vandalism, the company has already delivered close to 200 generator sets to registered electro-dependent patient homes, applying strict sanitary protocols at the time of the visit.

Enel Distribución’s contingency plan is coordinated with Carabineros de Chile, local authorities and emergency services. To prevent any potential Covid-19 transmissions, additional measures have been considered this year, such as protocols to reduce contact between people, shift changes under rigorous health guidelines, and the permanent use of personal protection items such as face masks, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, among others.

Likewise, to guarantee the safety of Enel Distribución staff and its collaborators, no repair work will be carried out in places that present risks of aggression and / or crowds. Operations from our response teams will begin only once any possible acts of violence have concluded, in the event of any power supply interruption, it is recommended that individuals equip themselves with flashlights, batteries and candles.

Enel Distribución serves 33 municipalities in the Metropolitan Region:

Enel Distribución Chile is the main electric power provider in the country, with 1.9 million customers. Its concession area covers 33 municipalities exclusively in the Metropolitan Region Cerrillos, Cerro Navia, Conchalí, Estación Central, Independencia, La Cisterna, La Florida, La Granja, La Reina, Las Condes, Lo Espejo, Lo Prado, Macul, Maipú, Ñuñoa, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Peñalolén, Pudahuel, Quinta Normal, Recoleta, Renca, San Joaquín, San Miguel, San Ramón, Vitacura, Santiago, Providencia, Huechuraba, Quilicura, Lo Barnechea, Colina, Lampa y Til Til.