Bhubaneswar, Aug 20: The TPCODL enforcement team on Saturday has unearthed electricity theft at a large scale stone crusher unit in Khordha.
During the course of the inspection, it was discovered that the CT box chamber seals were tampered with. The PT voltage wire of the Y-Phase of the metering circuit was deliberately disconnected, and the CT wires of the metering circuit for all phases were also deliberately left loose in contact. The total connected load found in the crusher unit is 174 kW, and this discrepancy could result in a loss of more than Rs 0.67 crore in revenue terms.
“TPCODL is obligated to take action against the culprits involved in the theft of electricity in accordance with the Indian Electricity Act of 2003, which addresses "Pilferage of Electricity." Under section 135 of this act, theft of electricity is a punishable offense, and repeat offenders may face imprisonment,” said an official.
“People should not only refrain from power theft but also report such actions by sending a message to us on WhatsApp at 9437158670 or via email at [email protected] or by using the TPCODL Mitra app. Stringent action will be taken against violators,” added the official.