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Smolenskenergo’s mobile inspection group continues to fight theft of electricity

13.08.2019

As a result of the work of the mobile inspection control group (the group), which was created at the end of June 2017 to implement a set of measures to reduce electricity losses in grids of the branch “Rosseti Centre Smolenskenergo”, 47 raids were carried out for the first half of 2019, 27 facts of illegal consumption of electricity were revealed in the amount of 15.63 million rubles.

So, for example, on 17 January, during a check of electricity metering in a production building in Smolensk on Tsentralnaya St., the mobile inspection control group with involvement of specialists from Smolensk City Distribution Zone revealed and documented violations of the antimagnetic seal on the meter, integrity of the seals on the incoming switch, seals of the manufacturer, as well as traces of mechanical impact on the meter, which is qualified as non-metered electricity consumption. Based on the results of the check, an act of non-metered electricity consumption in the amount of 140 thousand rubles was drawn up. Smolensk City Distribution Zone on the fact of electricity theft filed an application with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the city of Smolensk, according to the results of the preliminary investigation of which the police opened an administrative case under Art. 7.19 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation, the consumer was brought to administrative responsibility. The act of non-metered consumption was accepted by the sales company and included in productive supply, the damage to the branch was compensated.

On 14 February, during a raid check of metering of consumed electricity at facilities of Smolensky district, the mobile inspection control group with involvement of specialists from Smolensky Distribution Zone revealed and documented the absence of seals of the grid company on the door of the incoming switch in the package transformer substation at the asphalt concrete plant, which was qualified as non-metered electricity consumption. Based on the results of the check, an act was drawn up on the non-metered electricity consumption in the amount of 1.143 million rubles. The act was accepted by the sales company and included in productive supply, the damage to the branch was compensated.

According to the results of inspections conducted by the mobile inspection control group, the police authorities for the first half of the year initiated 9 administrative cases under Art. 7.19 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation, based on the results of which one unscrupulous consumer was brought to administrative responsibility by a court of justice under Art. 7.19 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (he was fined).

Please, be reminded that the mobile inspection control group includes employees of the security department and the department of operation and development of metering systems of the branch. For more than two years, the mobile group has been working to identify facts of non-metered and non-contractual use of electricity by consumers, monthly revealing the illegal use of electricity. Members of the mobile group identify various ways of theft of electricity, including using specialized equipment.

The power engineers remind that both the grid company and consumers suffer from the criminal actions of power thieves, because as a result of theft of energy resources, voltage surges occur in the grid, household appliances of neighbours break down, and the likelihood of power outages and fires increases.

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