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Huge crackdown on power theft

NEW DELHI, Jan 11, 2013, DHNS:
With over 200 raids planned in the next two-and-a-half months, power distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd has launched one of its biggest crackdowns on power theft in recent times.

At least 450 cases were detected in just a week. BRPL distributes power in south and west Delhi.

For increased effectiveness of the drive and to unearth power theft of various types, raids are being carried out even late at night and during early morning hours.

Over 100 localities are being targeted in south and west Delhi.

“The intensity and effectiveness of our campaign can be gauged from the fact that in the first few days of the drive alone, over 2,000 KW of power theft load have already been unearthed, and nearly 450 cases booked in 26 areas,” said BRPL CEO Gopal Saxena.
“And these are the early days of the drive. The enforcement drive will continue till March 31,” he said.

To undertake these enforcement raids with accuracy, the company is relying heavily on modern technology, he added.

Energy input data

Energy input data from over 6,000 distribution transformers is being collated and analysed by a centralised team, and power theft locations are being narrowed down significantly.

“It has been seen that during unusually cold weather, there is a sharp and sudden increase in energy theft,” he said.

“This leads to severe overloading of the distribution system (transformers and feeders), resulting in trippings. It is also a potential safety hazard,” he added.

“The dangerous overloading of the distribution system can damage equipment too,” said Saxena, adding that since July 2002, BRPL has booked over 1.32 lakh cases and unearthed power theft load of over 7.65 lakh KWs.

 

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