All schools in São Paulo that were experiencing energy problems and that are receiving the National High School Exam (Enem) this Sunday (5) had their service restored, the state government reported. The places that have not had reconnection are being supplied by generators. The number of schools that operate in this way was not reported. Yesterday (4) at around 9pm, 47 still had pending issues.
The problem was caused after heavy rains hit São Paulo on Friday (3), affecting the electricity grid. The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) created a situation room to monitor the supply of electricity in the state. Also this Saturday (4), the ministry announced that the energy supply in the Enem locations would be guaranteed with generators.
At least 2.1 million people were left without power in São Paulo, according to a preliminary survey by the concessionaire Enel, which serves the capital and 23 other municipalities in the state.
The MME highlighted that it had already requested that all distributors organize contingency plans to guarantee the supply of electricity on the Enem 2023 dates, seeking to reinforce teams on duty and suspend activities that could compromise or put service at risk.