Endesa Energia S.A.U. is the largest electricity supplier in Spain and the second largest operator in Portugal. It is a subsidiary of Enel Group. It has more than 10,000 employees serving more than 11 million customers.According to a strictly confidential letter recently leaked, the Spanish Branch of Jehovah’s Witnesses, based in Madrid, has signed a global contract with Spanish energy provider, ENDESA ENERGÍA, S.A.U. to supply power to all of their kingdom halls and assembly halls.
The purpose of transferring all of their power needs to one single power supplier is to avail of “very competitive rates”.
For all congregations and assembly halls that already have power supply contracts with Endesa in the name of Testigos Cristianos de Jehová, their rates will be reduced automatically. For congregations with alternative names, or for congregations who receive power from other companies, they are “encouraged to follow the published instructions” on jw.org to change their name to Testigos Cristianos de Jehová and/or their supplier to Endesa.
As you may understand, the details of this agreement are strictly confidential. For this reason we encourage you not to share them with others. Thank you very much for your discreetness and kind collaboration in this matter.
- Letter in English (February 18, 2017)
- Carta en español (Febrero 18, 2017)
- Carta en español (Octubre 7, 2015)
Considering that the branch is requesting that all congregations change their name to Testigos Cristianos de Jehová, we would like to remind you of an article we previously wrote, entitled Legally Establishing Watchtower Assets. You can be sure that the bodies of elders in Spain will “follow the published instructions” with enthusiasm. And why wouldn’t they? They trust that the Branch has their best interests at heart. – Do not put your trust in princes Nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation.Psalm 146:3, For your own sakes, quit trusting in mere man, Who is only the breath in his nostrils. Why should he be taken into account?Isaiah 2:22
Note: The letter in English is quite a bad translation of the Spanish letter. There are some typographical errors. Also the word “global” has been introduced which is not found in the Spanish translation.