Three of the seven communities that make up the tourist and residential complex ten-bel They filed a complaint with the court against the Endesa company and the complex’s company, Ten-Bel Turismo SL. The cause is the power outage carried out on December 29 without prior notice to those affected, neither by the company holding the contract nor by the electricity company. Drago, Primavera and Frontera are the first to go to court, although the remaining four are already working along the same lines or studying such a possibility.
The more than 4,000 inhabitants that Ten-Bel has been supplied with electricity since last December 30 through the use of generators, “a situation that will last for months, although we fear that there will be communities that will have difficulties to endure.” A reflection of the president of Drago, Tomás Expósito, who conveys the decision of those affected to deal with the problem “by adopting the necessary measures, because everyone throws the ball.”
Along these lines, it conveys that “we are going to have to demonstrate before the corresponding places”, before the ignoring to which they feel subjected. “Here we are without anyone providing us with any official communication. Society and the City Council meet and we find out the content for you, but nobody tells us how much electricity they owe, since when are the defaults and how it will be resolved,” he says.
In addition to 20 premises, the Drago community has 270 of the 2,005 apartments that make up Ten-Bel, with a population estimated at around 900 inhabitants. The president understands the existence of debt for electricity consumption due to the pandemic situation, which has made it impossible to hold meetings in the communities since 2019, as well as due to the increase in the cost of energy. “In our case, it has led us to prioritize payments because expenses have skyrocketed and resources have not.” Understands that there are communities with liquidity difficulties to face the electricity bill.
The company Ten Bel Turismo SL announced the day before yesterday that the service be restored soon as a result of the negotiations with the electricity company and, furthermore, that the dialogue with the Ministry of Industry of the Government of the Canary Islands be resolved in such a way that each neighbor can contract the energy supply directly with Endesa. The neighbors are not optimistic.