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Specialists of Voronezhenergo from the beginning of the year stopped more than five hundred cases of theft of electricity for more than 5 million kilowatt-hours


IDGC of Centre - Voronezhenergo division does systematic work to combat theft of electricity. Since the beginning of 2018 specialists of the electricity metering department together with specialists of the security unit of the branch have revealed more than five hundred facts of non-metered and non-contractual electricity consumption with a total volume of over 5 million kWh.

Most of the detected violations were committed by individuals: citizens account for more than 400 facts of theft of electricity with a total volume of about 2.8 million kWh.

In all cases of "energy theft", acts have been drawn up according to which unscrupulous consumers need to repair the damage to the grid company. With violators who do not voluntarily do so, the arrears will be collected in court, with all legal costs imposed on the perpetrators. Applications have been sent to law enforcement agencies to initiate cases of an administrative offense.

The energy company reminds that the legislation provides for a strict punishment for energy thieves. In case of detection of theft of electricity, the violator not only compensates for the damage to the power grid company, but is also brought to criminal or administrative responsibility with payment of a fine. It should be noted that since 1 January 2016, Russia has tightened administrative responsibility for unauthorized connection to grids and use of electricity, as well as violation of the rules for use of electricity and rules for construction and operation of energy-consuming plants. In particular, the amount of fines for unauthorized connection and use of electricity has been increased.

Bona fide consumers, who regularly pay bills for electricity, suffer greatly from criminal acts of violators: because of thefts, there are voltage fluctuations in the grid, household appliances are out of order, the probability of failures, fires and accidents increases.

Voronezhenergo urges residents of the Voronezh region to jointly fight with energy thieves - it is possible to report cases of theft of electricity by telephone of the direct line of power engineers at 8 800 50 50 115 (free of charge). You can also leave a message on the company’s website.

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