Turns out Macael townhall has spent the last five years being illegally connected to the electric network – the electric company has just found out and denounced them.
The Mayor of Macael explains that after a reform of the townhall five years ago, the electricians connected the new part of the building back to the network without bothering to go through the meter.
So the main meter was only supplying a small part of the townhall, and the rest was supping at Endesas teat for free.
The estimated electric bill that Endesa is going to send them will run into “tens of thousands of euros” laments the Mayor (who blames the previous administration for the problem).
Macael, for those who don’t know, is the small marble producing village up in the mountains above Albox. Via Ideal.