In order to collaborate in the growth and development of the towns surrounding its plants, Enel, within its sustainability, community relations, and shared value policies, maintains current collaboration agreements promoting dialogue and commitment to joint work along with the different social organizations and/or indigenous communities. In this regard, the Pullinque and Pilmaiquén hydroelectric power plants are located in southern Chile.
Pullinque is a power plant transforming hydraulic power into electricity from run-of-the-river power plant located 12 km away from Panguipulli that takes advantage of the flow of the Huanehue River in the Valdivia river basin in the Los Ríos Region. The power plant was commissioned in the early 1960s.
The predominant economic activities in the territory are currently forestry and agriculture. The social environment of the Pullinque plant is characterized by a high presence of Mapuche communities, numbering close to 350 families, grouped in 4 territories: Tralcapulli, Llongahue, Curihue, and Tralahuapi. The history of relations aiming to promote the development of the communities in the surroundings of the Pullinque lagoon, dates back to 2006 and continues to this date.
Pilmaiquén is a power plant generating electricity hydraulically, located 40 kilometers east of the city of Osorno, built between 1940 and 1944. Currently the predominant economic activities of the territory are agriculture and tourism. There is a presence of families of Mapuche Williche ancestry, with whom ENEL is periodically linked, especially with the Mapu Pilmaiquén Indigenous Community, which groups 17 associated families and with whom a collaborative ethnic tourism project has been developed.