The Court ordered Light to “promote all necessary measures for the adequate provision of the electricity service, within a period of up to 24 (twenty-four) hours, so that no more electricity interruptions occur”, under penalty of a daily fine of R$ 50 thousand, in addition to promoting the necessary maintenance or modernization of the supply network
The decision of the 2nd Business Court of the District of the Capital also determines that an action plan be presented in relation to any scheduled shutdowns, which cannot be on consecutive days, with a complete schedule of scheduled dates, ensuring access to adequate information by more diverse means of communication and prior notice of all affected consumers, at least 72 hours in advance, under penalty of fine.
Amid the heat, residents of the North and West Zones of Rio spent several days without power in January. On Ilha do Governador, the problem began even before the storm that left 12 people dead in various parts of the Metropolitan Region.
See Light’s note below.
“Light clarifies that power was restored on Ilha do Governador this Friday (02/02), after a section of the electrical network failed in the morning.
It is necessary to differentiate power outages due to default and scheduled shutdowns for works.
Temporary and scheduled suspensions of energy supply at points located in the neighborhood occur in a planned manner to facilitate work on the networks that supply the region.
Without these interventions, it is not possible for technicians to safely access and work on energized networks.
The concessionaire informs that it will provide the necessary clarifications to the Court.”