Empresa Eléctrica del Ecuador
Until 2004, it was owned by Fernando Aspiazu who used to be president of Banco del Progreso, Ecuador's second largest bank that was closed in March 1999. In 2004, Emelec had debts of $400 million with the Ecuadorian state and $800 million with state-owned Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (Cenace). Therefore, in 2004, the government of Alfredo Palacio confined by decree the administration of Emelec's actives for five years to Corporación para la Administración Temporal Eléctrica de Guayaquil (CATEG; literally Corporation for the Temporal Electric Administration of Guayaquil), an entity administrated by Venezuelan power company Electricidad de Valencia (Eleval), whose main duty beside supplying energy is debt collection from EMELEC's private debtors.
A group of employees of EMELEC founded the sports club Club Sport Emelec in 1929, which nowadays is known for one of Ecuador's top soccer teams.
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