Energy Theft

Mention energy theft and many will think Brazil or India where electricity losses are staggering. Yet no corner of the world seems immune from it – be it meter tampering, pilfering copper wire from substations, illegal hookups, siphoning or other unlawful schemes. Consider: Ireland’s main energy supplier has seen a 50% increase in meter box tampering in the last three years. In Virginia, Danville Utilities reports a growing problem with people tampering with smart meters