Enel Américas and its subsidiaries generate, transport and distribute energy in four South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
We are Latin America’s largest privately owned energy company. As of December 2017, we had an installed capacity of 11,219 MW and were supplying more than 17,2 million clients.
During our history we have lived important moments. However, December 1st of 2016 is a special date for us as a company because we change our name from Enersis Americas to Enel Américas.
On June 19th, 1981, Compañía Chilena de Electricidad S.A. established a new corporate structure, creating a parent company and three subsidiaries. One of these was Compañía Metropolitana de Distribución Eléctrica S.A.
Seven years later, on August 1st, 1988, the Compañía Metropolitana de Distribución Eléctrica S.A. became Enersis S.A., a company whose principal business was the exploitation, development, operation, generation, distribution, transmission, transformation and/or sale of energy in different forms or of different natures, directly or through other companies, as well as the provision of engineering consultancy services in Chile and other countries and investment plus the administration of its investments through its subsidiaries.
At an Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting on April 11th, 2002, the corporate purpose of Enersis S.A. was modified to include telecommunications, investment and administration of companies in the telecommunications and IT sectors as well as online brokerage.
In 2015, Enersis, together with its subsidiaries Endesa Chile (now Enel Generación Chile) and Chilectra (now Enel Distribución Chile), embarked on a process of corporate reorganization of which the main objective was to simplify its structure and administration, separating operations in Chile from those in the rest of the region. In December 2015, the shareholders of the three companies approved the first stage of this restructuring, the “Spin-Off”, creating Enersis Chile (now Enel Chile), which controls generation and distribution assets in Chile, and Enersis Américas (now Enel Américas), which manages the businesses in Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.
In September 2016, the shareholders of Enersis Américas and its subsidiaries approved the second and final stage of the corporate reorganization, the “Merger” and Enersis Américas absorbed Endesa Américas and Chilectra Américas. At this Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting, Enersis Américas was also renamed Enel Américas, marking the start of a new stage for the company in which it will look to the future by opening up to new businesses, technologies and people.
Enel Open Power
Being Enel Américas means being Enel: a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators.
Enel operates in 35 countries across 5 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of around 84 GW and distributing electricity and gas across a network spanning about 2.1 million km. with more than 70 million end users around the world.
For years, our task was to connect people to electricity in order to satisfy our clients’ basic needs. Today, however, we are living in a new era that has brought with it a change of paradigm in the way we do and understand things and it is in this context that Enel Américas, as one of the arms of Enel, adheres to the Group’s new vision and philosophy known as “Open Power”.
Open Power implies addressing and resolving some of the greatest challenges facing the world. Today, we are called on and want to open up energy to more people, new technologies, new ways for consumers to manage energy, new uses of energy and more collaborators. A task we will be seeking to achieve through our values: responsibility, innovation, trust and proactivity.
These are ambitious goals and we are pursuing them with the passion of people who want to change the world.
At Enel Group, we all share the same objectives, vision and commitment. The Enel brand is now a visible sign of our unified global identity, in all latitudes, throughout the world. At Enel Américas, we are not just another company; we are part of Enel and of this new way of managing energy.