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Smith, T.B. (2004) Electricity Theft: A Comparative Analysis. Energy Policy, 32, 2067-2076.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(03)00182-4

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  • TITLE: Methods and Techniques of Electricity Thieving in Pakistan

    AUTHORS: Zahoor Hussain, Shahzad Memon, Razahussain Shah, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Mahmoud Aljawarneh

    KEYWORDS: Electromechanical Meter, Technical and Non-Technical Losses, Electrical Panel Board, Electrical Power Distribution Mechanism, Power Losses, Method and Techniques

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, Vol.4 No.9, September 5, 2016

    ABSTRACT: The situation of electricity in Pakistan has been alarming from the last ten years. The deficiency in electricity has not only obstructed the business activities but also affected the domestic consumers, educational institutes and hospitals. Usually electrical power companies are liable for electricity shortfall and power interruption. However, electricity end consumers are also equally responsible behind strange shortfall and unusual power interruption. Frequently, the consumers use the heavy electrical equipment in their homes including heaters, geysers, irons and water motors which causes the more electricity consumption, load shedding and huge amount of bills. For escaping the huge amount of electricity bill, the consumers commit the illegal and unethical connections. The illegal usage of electrical power failed the power companies to plan schedule load shedding accordingly and the other side the damaged electricity wires or Pole Mount Transformer increased faults due to overburdening, which directly affected on extend power interruption. In addition that, responsible teams of electrical power companies cannot reach instantly to repair faults and prevent the theft. Electricity thieving is social crime committed by the consumers or meter readers which causes the electricity strange shortfall within country. This paper presents the practical demonstration about the common energy theft methods and techniques done by electricity consumers within their home and residential building. In Pakistan EPC (electrical power companies) deploy the traditional electromechanical meters for electricity consumption measurements, however, these meters do not have any real time communication. Therefore there are many easy ways to manipulate the meter reading as well as internal structural of metering system.