The fact of electricity theft in Orsk confirmed by examination

26 november 2019

Specialists of the Orsk Production Office of the Rosseti Volga branch (brand of IDGC of Volga, PJSC) - Orenburgenergo discovered the fact of unaccounted for electricity consumption. During the raid, when checking the electricity meter in one of the Orsk stores, power engineers suspected interference with the meter and the installation of an additional element in the internal mechanism of the reader. According to the revealed violation, an act was drawn up on the unaccounted electricity consumption of 8400 kW, in monetary terms - 65,849 rubles.

With the consent of the owner, the employees of the Orsky PO dismantled the electric meter, put it in a package, sealed and sent it to the manufacturer for examination. The examination confirmed the fact of interference in the operation of the metering device. Now the owner will have to pay not only for the used kilowatts, but also a fine. During the raid, specialists warned representatives of commercial organizations that before making any manipulations with the electric meter, it is necessary to send a written request to the sales or grid operator and obtain approval for the removal of the seals. If the seals are broken on their own, power engineers will draw up an act of unaccounted electricity consumption.

The calculation of consumption in such cases in accordance with the legislation is made according to the formulas, and the amount of electricity consumed will be much higher than on a serviceable meter. In addition, unauthorized connection to power grids or interference with the operation of an electricity metering device in accordance with Article 7.19 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation, an administrative fine is imposed on citizens in the amount of from ten to fifteen thousand rubles; on officials - from thirty to eighty thousand rubles or disqualification for a period of one to two years; on legal entities - from one hundred to two hundred thousand rubles. For 10 months of 2019, specialists from the Orsk Production Department conducted 7 raids, 3452 visual and instrumental inspections of metering devices for legal entities and individuals in Orsk. According to the results of the work, 146 acts were drawn up on the unaccounted use of electricity of 965,633 kW / h, which amounted to 4,943,262 rubles in monetary terms, 275 orders were issued to eliminate the identified violations.