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Power theft

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Power theft

  1. 1. POWER THEFT
  2. 2. IMPACT OF ELECTRICITY THEFT Lack of funds to operate and to manage the facilities Lack of exposure to new technologies Corruption practices Reduced overall economic productivity
  3. 3. WHEN THEFT OCCURS An illegal consumer steals directly from the distribution lines or from another legal customer A legal customer steals either bypassing the meter or tampering with the meter to make it read less or no consumption.
  4. 4. METER TAMPERING
  5. 5. ILLEGAL WIRINGCircuit wire is disconnected/brokenfrom circuit terminal block Fishing pole connections
  6. 6. TECHNICAL SOLUTIONSElectronic Tamper Detection Metersautomatic detection of:Meter TamperMeter BypassMeter Disconnection
  7. 7. Pre-Payment Meters1. Credit added to the meter on a keypad.2. Credit is purchased on arechargeable token or acard and entered into themeter with disconnectionability.
  8. 8. PLASTIC METER ENCASEMENTSHard plastic encasementsare a type of a meter seal.These transparent plasticcovers serve as a warningand therefore reduceelectricity theft
  9. 9. AUTOMATIC METER READING (AMR) SYSTEMS AMR is a system where power and telecommunication infrastructures work together
  10. 10. ANTI-THEFT CABLE Coaxial (or Concentric) cables Plastic layer
  11. 11. CONCLUSIONIf we are succeeded in avoiding the power theft there will be less scarcity for power utilisation

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