Enel Distribución Río (former Ampla) is an energy distribution company with operations in 73% of the territory of the State of Río de Janeiro, which is equivalent to a 32,188-km2 area. The population is approximately 8 million inhabitants, distributed in 66 municipalities, and the following are the most important ones: Niteroi, São Gonçalo, Petrópolis, Campos and Cabo Frío.
During 2018, Enel Distribución Río Enel Distribución Río supplied electricity to 2,959,220-billed customers. Out of the total, 92% are residential clients, 5% are commercial clients and 3% other users.
Energy sales in 2018 reached 11,019 GWh, representing a slight decrease in relation to 2017. In this figure its important to acknowledge the participation of residential clients, representing 43% of physical sales, followed by commercial clients with 18% of sales, industrial clients with 4% and other clients and tolls representing 36% of sales. Enel Distribución Río greatly emphasizes energy theft fight, developing projects for the use of technology and social activities.
Nevertheless, currently energy losses still represent one of the main challenges of Enel Distribución Río. The year 2018 ended with 20.99% of energy losses, and compared with 2017, means a growth of 0.60%, mainly due to the increase of risky areas and the economic downturn in the State of Río de Janeiro.
Additionally, in 2018 Enel Distribución Río also took actions to improve quality indicators, reducing the SAIDI (period of time without energy supply) in 23% in relation to 2017 (14.10h vs. 18.21h).